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57-171-168

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Textile Research Centre (TRC) Leiden

Who documented this quilt?

Textile Research Centre (TRC) Leiden Collection

Textile Research Centre Leiden Number:

TRC 2022.1179

Source of the information on this quilt:

Volunteer at the Textile Research Centre, Leiden

When was the form filled out?

2023-01-21

This is a:

Finished quilt

Describe the item:

Wall hanging with sleeve on back

Owner's name for quilt:

Roman Squares Wall Hanging

Brackman # or other source & #:

3153 (Shadows)

How wide is the quilt?

85cm

How long is the quilt?

85cm

Shape of edge:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Black; Gray; Pink; Purple

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor; Dark colors

Overall condition:

Excellent/like new

Time period:

2000-2025

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

16

Size of quilt blocks:

5" square

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

Describe the quilt setting:

Blocks arranged to form a medallion.

What is the shape of the quilt blocks?

Same block throughout

Number of borders:

4

Describe the borders:

1. Solid dark grey ¾”. 2. Solid pink ¾”. 3. Solid grey ¾”. Solid black 4 ¾”

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric types used to make the quilt top:

Broadcloth

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Solid/plain

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Machine Piecing

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

What color is the back of the quilt?

White

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

2

Width of pieces on the back:

26 x 85cm, 58 x 85cm

How do you describe the quilt's back?

Solid/plain

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Cotton

Fabric structure of the binding:

Plain weave

How is the binding made?

Separate binding applied; Straight grain; Hand sewn; Machine sewn

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

less than a half inch

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cannot tell

How thick is the quilt?

Thin

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Thread type used for the quilting:

cotton

Color of thread used in the quilting:

black

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

6

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

7

Width between quilting lines:

3/4"

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

In-the-ditch; Single parallel lines

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Cables

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Parallel lines

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

A pair with 2022.1177. Amish style coloring and design.

Where was the quilt made, country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?

Gift

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

Donor - The Tracing Patterns Foundation, Gift of David and Bonnie Naifeh Smith, 2022

Quilt is presently used as:

Museum collection

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Traditional pattern variation

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public Museum, Library or Institution

Quilt owner's name:

Textile Research Centre Leiden

Quilt owner's city:

Leiden

Quilt owner's country:

Netherlands

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Textile Research Centre (TRC) Leiden, all rights reserved

Cite this Quilt

Roman Squares Wall Hanging. 2000-2025. From Textile Research Centre (TRC) Leiden, Textile Research Centre (TRC) Leiden Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=57-171-168. Accessed: 12/10/23