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Brides Quilt; Cock's Comb and Bird Medallion

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QUILT INDEX RECORD

39-40-721

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Indiana State Museum

Who documented this quilt?

Indiana Quilt Registry Project

Indiana Quilt Registry Project Number:

TH256

When was the form filled out?

8/15/1987

Who helped you fill out the form?

ML

Where was the quilt documentation day held?

Terre Haute

Owner's name for quilt:

Brides Quilt

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

Cock's Comb and Bird Medallion

How wide is the quilt?

87"

How long is the quilt?

89"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Cream; Green; Red

Quilt's condition:

Excellent/like new

Notes on condition, damage, or repairs:

Clean, Color is good, fibers are strong

Time period:

1850-1875

Family/owner's date for quilt:

1850

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

1850

Further information concerning dates:

1850

Describe the quilt's layout:

Medallion or framed center

Size of quilt blocks:

15" x 39 3/4"

Medallion size:

39 1/4" x 39 1/4"

Number of borders:

1

Describe the borders:

9" appliqued, butted corners.

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Solid/plain

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

Muslin weight

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Describe the techniques used to make the quilt top:

Block repeated in corners.

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Description of the back:

Muslin

Width of pieces on the back:

24", 31 3/4", 31"

Describe the back:

Same fabric used throughout

How is the binding made?

Separate binding applied; Straight grain

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

half inch - one inch

How wide is the binding (measure on the top only)?

1/2"

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cotton

How thick is the quilt?

Thin

Describe the quilt filling:

Seeds are visible in the batting.

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting; Stuffed work

Color of thread used in the quilting:

Natural

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

8

Describe the quilting designs used:

Even quilting stitches. Appliques are stuffed and outlined. Mixed designs in the plain areas.

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's city:

Poland

Quilt owner's state:

Indiana (IN)

Quilt owner's country:

United States

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Indiana State Museum

Cite this Quilt

Brides Quilt. 1850-1875. From Indiana State Museum, Indiana Quilt Registry Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=39-40-721. Accessed: 03/02/24