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Sawtooth; Delectable Mountains

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16-12-57

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

DAR Museum

Who documented this quilt?

DAR Museum; Permanent Collection

DAR Number:

2007.17

This is a:

Finished quilt

Quilt's title:

Sawtooth

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

Delectable Mountains

Brackman # or other source & #:

3168

How wide is the quilt?

86 inches

How long is the quilt?

88 1/2 inches

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Red; Rust; Beige or Tan; Brown

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

Quilt's condition:

Fair/worn

Notes on condition, damage, or repairs:

Large dark triangles were originally purple, now faded to brown.

Time period:

1850-1875

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

64

Size of quilt blocks:

8" x 8"

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

Number of different block patterns used in the quilt:

1

What is the shape of the quilt blocks?

Squares

Number of borders:

2

Describe the borders:

Inner border 3 1/2" wide of pieced triangles alternating with plain off white triangles. Outer border 7 1/2" wide of a brown/red stripe fabric giving the appearence of multiple small borders.

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Striped; Solid/plain; Floral

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?

Beige or Tan

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

5

Width of pieces on the back:

24", 27".27", 9 1/4" [this last section is in two parts to achieve length.]

Describe the back:

Same fabric used throughout; Hand sewn

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Cotton

Fabric structure of the binding:

Plain weave

How is the binding made?

Straight grain; 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:

off white

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

8

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

10

Width between quilting lines:

varies

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Single parallel lines; Double parallel lines

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Floral

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Parallel lines

Where the quilt was made, country:

USA

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public- DAR Museum

Quilt owner's name:

DAR Museum

Quilt owner's city:

Washington, DC

Quilt owner's state:

Washington D.C.

Quilt owner's country:

United States

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

DAR Museum

Cite this Quilt

Sawtooth. 1850-1875. From DAR Museum, DAR Museum; Permanent Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=16-12-57. Accessed: 02/07/23