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QUILT INDEX RECORD

16-12-146

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

DAR Museum

Who documented this quilt?

DAR Museum; Permanent Collection

DAR Number:

85.6

This is a:

Finished quilt

Quilt's title:

cockscomb

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

pomegranate

Brackman # or other source & #:

41.46

How wide is the quilt?

76 inches

How long is the quilt?

76 inches

Shape of edge:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Red; Yellow; Green

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

Quilt's condition:

Good/moderate use

Time period:

1850-1875

When was the quilt finished?

1860s

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

four whole blocks, eight half blocks.

Size of quilt blocks:

37 1/2 x 38

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

On point or rotated on 45 degrees

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

What is the shape of the quilt blocks?

Squares

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Solid/plain

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

What color is the back of the quilt?

White

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

3

Width of pieces on the back:

31 3/4, 36 1/2, 9 1/2

Describe the back:

Same fabric used throughout

How is the binding made?

Back turned to front

What is the width of the binding (measure on the top only)?

less than a half inch

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cotton

How thick is the quilt?

Thin (Less than 3/16?)

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Thread type used for the quilting:

cotton

Color of thread used in the quilting:

white, blue

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

7

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

8

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

In-the-ditch

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Floral; Vines

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Grid/crosshatch

Features or notes about the quilt's appearance, materials, or construction:

Applique design of pomegranates, flowers, buds and leaves growing out of small yellow vases. The green roller-printed fabric has small pink flower prints and the yellow roller-printed fabric has red flower prints with black stems.

Quilt top made by:

West, Lucy Kemper

Where the quilt was made, county:

Garrard County

Where the quilt was made, state:

Kentucky (KY)

Where the quilt was made, country:

USA

Describe anything about the history of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field:

This quilt won a blue ribbon at the Missouri State Fair in 1926.

Why was the quilt made?

Unknown

Exhibitions where this quilt was displayed:

Quilts from a Young Country, Houston International Quilt Festival, 2008, Houston TX.

Contests entered:

Missouri State Fair in 1926

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public-Other

Quilt owner's name:

DAR Museum

Quilt owner's city:

Washington, DC

Quilt owner's state:

Washington D.C.

Quilt owner's country:

USA

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

DAR Museum

Cite this Quilt

West, Lucy Kempe. cockscomb. 1860s. From DAR Museum, DAR Museum; Permanent Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=16-12-146. Accessed: 07/24/24