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Urn with Star Flowers quilt
  • United States
  • Urn with Star Flowers quilt, circa 1840–1875
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, appliqué, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 78 x 77 3/4 in
    Object Length/Width: 198.12 x 197.48 cm
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0043

Nine green urns with groups of three red flowers and six orange buds. Two sides have red, white, and green stripes on the border. The other two sides have orange, red, white, and green stripes on the border. Records indicated this quilt was designed and made in 1848 by a seven year old girl. Time has mellowed the old-fashioned red, green, and yellow print set on a once white background.