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Blackford's Beauty quilt, or Nine-Patch Star quilt
  • Christina Hays Malcom
    born: Northampton County, North Carolina, United States ; died: Grant County, Indiana, United States
  • Blackford's Beauty quilt, or Nine-Patch Star quilt, circa 1870–1884
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, piecing, patchwork, appliqué, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 203.2 x 189.86 cm
    Object Length/Width: 80 x 74 3/4 in
  • Gift of Miss Iva James
  • Not on display
  • 1972.0131

Design of squares set on the diagonal. Every other square has a geometric pattern. Wide, green border. White trim around the edges. Calico blocks, which were originally violet, have faded to brown.