Full Blown Tulip; King David's Crown





Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Who documented this quilt?

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Collection

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum accession number:


Alternate inventory control number:


This is a:

Finished quilt

Quilt's title:

Full Blown Tulip

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

King David's Crown

How wide is the quilt?

74.500 inches

How long is the quilt?

89.000 inches

Quilt's condition:

Good/moderate use

What is inscribed on the quilt?

Ella Wickham

Location of inscription:

on back

Describe where the inscription was found:


Time period:


When was the quilt started?


When was the quilt finished?


Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Describe the borders:

Dim/Block: 15" x 15" Dim/Sash: none Dim/Border1: none Dim/Border2: none Dim/Border3: none Dim/Binding: 0.25" Other Dim Dtls (see Descr)

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:


Fabric styles used in the quilt top:


Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Materials used to make the back:


What color is the back of the quilt?


How is the binding made?

Straight grain; Hand sewn; Other

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?


How thick is the quilt?

Thin (Less than 3/16?)

Describe the quilt filling:

very thin

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:


Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:


Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Outline; Echo

Describe the quilting designs used:

0.5" diagonal parallel lines, applique outline

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

RMQM Search Terms: Other Block: 30 pieced and appliqued blocks set 5 x 6 Other Sash: Other Border1: Other Border2: Other Border3: Other Binding: straight, single fold, hand applied, mitered Other Dim Dtls: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Artist Names/Info: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Medium/FiberT: Other Material/FabricT: Other Technique/Fab Prts: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Layout Fmt: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Piecing Techn: Other Appliq Techn: Other Novelty Techn: Other Embell Techn & Items: Unique Constr Techn: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Quilting Techn: QStitches/Inch Place1: 7 QStitches/Inch Place2: 8 Thread Type: Thread Color: Quilting Designs Used: 0.5" diagonal parallel lines, applique outline, echo ------------------------------------------------------- Overall Color Scheme: Other PredomCol: Other QSpecificCol: ------------------------------------------------------- Batting: very thin cotton Backing: white cotton Edge Shape: Corner Shape: ------------------------------------------------------- Add'l Info re Q's Appear/Matls/Constr: Add'l Info re Q's Design/Sources:

Quilt top made by:

Wickham, Ella

Quilted by:

Wickham, Ella

Where the quilt was made, state:

Colorado (CO)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?


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

This is from the Estate of Sharon Newman collection. Credit Line: "In Memory of Sharon Lea Hicks Newman" Quilt. Full Blown Tulip or King David's Crown. 74 1/2" x 89"; predominant colors of white, red, yellow, and green. Thirty pieced and appliqued blocks, 15" square, set 5 x 6, no sashing. Block consists of eight green diamond points, eight red half circle applique, four oval of gold on white print, appliqued on white background. Quilt published in "Vintage Quilts" by Bobbie Aug, Sharon Newman and Gerald Roy, page 47, #C HowAcquired: Donated to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum by the Sharon Newman Estate Ownership/History: Made by Ella Wikham. Donated by the Sharon Newman Estate LocMade: unknown

Why was the quilt made?


The quilt was made to be used for:


Quilt is presently used as:

Museum collection

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public Museum, Library or Institution

Quilt owner's name:

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Quilt owner's city:


Quilt owner's state:

Colorado (CO)

Quilt owner's country:

United States

Access and copyright information:


Copyright holder:

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Cite this Quilt

Wickham, Ell. Full Blown Tulip. 1899. From Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, Accessed: 12/10/23