Fragment from Bedcover (Crazy Quilt Block)

A work made of silk, satin, twill, and plain weaves; some with supplementary patterning warps or wefts, some self-patterned by main warps and ground wefts; some embroidered with silk and silk chenille yarns in bullion, satin, split and stem stitches; couching; some warp dyed; silk and silk and cotton, plain and satin weaves with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid and cut voided velvets; and wool, twill weave; embroidered in herringbone, satin and stem stitches; pieced; padded; backed with cotton, plain weave and embroidered with silk in cross, double feather, feather, fly, herringbone, knot, satin and split stitches.
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  • A work made of silk, satin, twill, and plain weaves; some with supplementary patterning warps or wefts, some self-patterned by main warps and ground wefts; some embroidered with silk and silk chenille yarns in bullion, satin, split and stem stitches; couching; some warp dyed; silk and silk and cotton, plain and satin weaves with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid and cut voided velvets; and wool, twill weave; embroidered in herringbone, satin and stem stitches; pieced; padded; backed with cotton, plain weave and embroidered with silk in cross, double feather, feather, fly, herringbone, knot, satin and split stitches.

Date:

c. 1884

Artist:

United States

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Title

Fragment from Bedcover (Crazy Quilt Block)

Origin

United States

Date

1874–1894

Medium

Silk, satin, twill, and plain weaves; some with supplementary patterning warps or wefts, some self-patterned by main warps and ground wefts; some embroidered with silk and silk chenille yarns in bullion, satin, split and stem stitches; couching; some warp dyed; silk and silk and cotton, plain and satin weaves with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid and cut voided velvets; and wool, twill weave; embroidered in herringbone, satin and stem stitches; pieced; padded; backed with cotton, plain weave and embroidered with silk in cross, double feather, feather, fly, herringbone, knot, satin and split stitches

Dimensions

45.6 x 44 cm (18 x 17 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Helen Donathen

Reference Number

1960.142

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