Pine Tree Medallion with Borders Quilt

Pine Tree Medallion with Borders Quilt

late 1890s-early 1900s
Country
United States
quilt
machine pieced cotton; hand quilted
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Guido Goldman
2008.404
. Pine Tree Medallion with Borders Quilt. late 1890s-early 1900s. machine pieced cotton; hand quilted. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Guido Goldman. 2008.404.
Dimensions
height: 76.5 in, 194.3100 cm; width: 81 in, 205.7400 cm
Inscription
Tag at bottom right corner reads: #49 Quilt, 76.5" x 81"
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art and Fashion-American
Set on point in the center of the quilt is a pine-tree block whose dark blue triangular corners provide distinct separation from the twelve surrounding borders of varied stripes and zigzags. Look closely to discover several areas where a border or design element has an unexpected color change. The faded colors of some dyes, seen in the pine tree and bluish-green borders, puts them slightly out of harmony with the rest of the quilt.