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QUILT INDEX RECORD

16-12-64

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

DAR Museum

Who documented this quilt?

DAR Museum; Permanent Collection

DAR Number:

2010.52.1

This is a:

Finished quilt

Quilt's title:

Pomegranate applique

Brackman # or other source & #:

46.62

How wide is the quilt?

86 inches

How long is the quilt?

86 inches

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Red; Orange; Yellow; Green; Navy

Antique colors:

Cheddar Orange or Antimony or Chrome Orange

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor; Bright or primary colors

Damage:

Fading; Fold marks or creases

Time period:

1876-1900

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

16

Size of quilt blocks:

12" x 12"

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Separated by plain sashing

Number of different block patterns used in the quilt:

1

What is the shape of the quilt blocks?

Squares

Sashing width:

3"

Number of borders:

2

Describe the borders:

Inner border of red 2" wide, Outer border of same navy farci as blocks, 7 3/4 " wide.

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:

Machine Piecing

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Embellishment techniques used to make the quilt top:

Embroidery

Describe embellishment materials or techniques:

acrylic yarn

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

What color is the back of the quilt?

Red

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

3

Width of pieces on the back:

26", 26 1/2", 35 1/2"

Describe the back:

Same fabric used throughout; Solid/plain

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:

7

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

6

Width between quilting lines:

varies

Can you see any knots on the front or back of the quilt?

yes

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Outline

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Cables

Describe the quilting designs used:

Single cable in sashing, diagonal cross to create a corner block in sashing, multiple line cables in outer border.

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

Orientation of blocks varies. Pairs of rows face to center of the quilt.

Where the quilt was made, county:

Berks County

Where the quilt was made, state:

Pennsylvania (PA)

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

Pomegranate applique. 1876-1900. From DAR Museum, DAR Museum; Permanent Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=16-12-64. Accessed: 07/24/24