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Double Irish Chain; Hall Family Quilt

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QUILT INDEX RECORD

16-12-316

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

DAR Museum

Who documented this quilt?

DAR Museum, Permanent Collection

DAR Number:

92.208.5

This is a:

Finished quilt

Quilt's title:

Double Irish Chain

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

Hall Family Quilt

Brackman # or other source & #:

1014

How wide is the quilt?

69 inches

How long is the quilt?

71 inches

Shape of edge:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Blue

Overall color scheme:

Two color

Quilt's condition:

Good/moderate use

Time period:

1876-1900

When was the quilt finished?

ca. 1890

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

64

Size of quilt blocks:

7 x 7

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Other

Describe the quilt setting:

Alternating pieced blocks

Number of different block patterns used in the quilt:

2

What is the shape of the quilt blocks?

Squares

Number of borders:

2

Describe the borders:

Inner border of pieced blue and white zig zag formation. Outer border of plain white 3 1/2 inches wide.

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Solid/plain; Print

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

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:

7, 31 1/2, 32

Describe the back:

Same fabric used throughout

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Cotton

Fabric structure of the binding:

Plain weave

How is the binding made?

Straight grain

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

half inch - one inch

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cotton

How thick is the quilt?

Medium (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

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

8

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

9

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Triple parallel lines; Grid diamond

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Feathering; Wreaths

Where the quilt was made, city:

Quaker City

Where the quilt was made, state:

Ohio (OH)

Where the quilt was made, country:

USA

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

Donor information: From the Hall Family [ Mrs. Pricilla Lingo Lamneck's mother's family] Quaker City, Ohio. See DAR 92.154.1, DAR 92.154.2, DAR 92.154.3, DAR 92.208.3, DAR 92.208.4, and DAR 92.208.6 for other quilts from this family.

Why was the quilt made?

Unknown

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

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Quaker

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

DAR Museum

Cite this Quilt

Double Irish Chain. ca. 1890. From DAR Museum, DAR Museum, Permanent Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=16-12-316. Accessed: 02/22/24