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Full Blown Poppy; Thatcher Family Quilt

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QUILT INDEX RECORD

16-12-8

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

DAR Museum

Who documented this quilt?

DAR Museum; Permanent Collection

DAR Number:

3825

This is a:

Finished quilt

Quilt's title:

Full Blown Poppy

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

Thatcher Family Quilt

How wide is the quilt?

93 1/2 inches

How long is the quilt?

98 1/2 inches

Shape of edge:

T-cutout

What color is the quilt?

Red; Pink; Green; White

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

Quilt's condition:

Good/moderate use

Type of inscription:

Initials

What is inscribed on the quilt?

H

Method used to make the inscription:

Ink

Location of inscription:

on back

Time period:

1800-1849

When was the quilt finished?

circa 1820

Family/owner's date for quilt:

before 1820

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

12 pattern blocks, 6 whole plain blocks, 10 half plain blocks, 4 quarter plain blocks

Size of quilt blocks:

15 x 15

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

On point or rotated on 45 degrees

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:

1

Describe the borders:

Interlacing vines with flowers, 15 1/4 inches wide.

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Print; Solid/plain

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Describe the techniques used to make the quilt top:

Folded linen tape edging.

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

What color is the back of the quilt?

Cream

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

3

Width of pieces on the back:

30, 32, 59

Describe the back:

Same fabric used throughout

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Linen

How is the binding made?

Other

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

greater than one 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

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

8

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

9

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Grid/crosshatch; Single parallel lines; Double parallel lines

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Other

Describe the quilting designs used:

circles, stars

Quilt top made by:

LUCY HOWLAND BASSETT, THATCHER

Where the quilt was made, country:

USA

Why was the quilt made?

Wedding

Exhibitions where this quilt was displayed:

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

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 maiden name:

Howland

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

DAR Museum

Cite this Quilt

LUCY HOWLAND BASSETT, THATCHE. Full Blown Poppy. circa 1820. From DAR Museum, DAR Museum; Permanent Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=16-12-8. Accessed: 05/30/24