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Chestnut Bud

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QUILT INDEX RECORD

22-18-1393

Who documented this quilt?

Quilts of Tennessee

The Quilts of Tennessee Documentation Number:

1610

Alternate inventory control number:

1610a

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

Attributed to the Mattie Thomas family; perhaps her mother made the quilt.

Quilt's title:

Chestnut Bud

Where the quilt was made, county:

Sevier

Where the quilt was made, state:

Tennessee (TN)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Time period:

1850-1875

Date estimated by an antique dealer, quilt historian or appraiser:

c, 1860

Who estimated the quilt's date?

R Harriss

How wide is the quilt?

83.25 inches

How long is the quilt?

92.5 inches

Size of quilt blocks:

22.5 inch diamete motif

Number of borders:

1

Shape of corners:

Straight

This is a:

Finished quilt

Where did the maker get their materials?

Unknown

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Unknown

Subject of the quilt:

Red and Green Applique

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

3 panels (9 motifs)

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Overall condition:

Poor/very worn

Damage:

Disintegration of fabric; Fading; Stains; Tears or holes; Wear to edge or binding

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Print; Solid/plain

Overall color scheme:

Bright or primary colors

What color is the quilt?

Red; Yellow; Green; Gold

Describe the quilt setting:

Panel widths: 24, 23.5, 23 inches

Describe the borders:

On two ends; appliqued; 7 inches wide

Shape of edge:

Straight

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton; Woven or homespun

What color is the back of the quilt?

White

How is the binding made?

Straight grain

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Grid diamond; Outline; Single parallel lines

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Wreaths

Describe the quilting designs used:

Double row diamond grid

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Tennessee State Library and Archives

Choose the best description of the source to the quilt:

Quilt owner

How did the quiltmaker participate in the creation of the quilt?

Made entire quilt

If you are the quilt owner, how did you acquire this quilt?

Inherited

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Quilts of Tennessee

Cite this Quilt

Chestnut Bud. 1850-1875. From Tennessee State Library and Archives, Quilts of Tennessee. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=22-18-1393. Accessed: 06/16/24