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Turkey Tracks quilt, or Bird of Paradise quilt
  • United States
  • Turkey Tracks quilt, or Bird of Paradise quilt, circa 1840–1870
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, appliqué, piecing, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 79 1/2 x 72 in
    Object Length/Width: 201.93 x 182.88 cm
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0945

Red and green floral design in center similar to Bird of Paradise design. Appliquéd flower and vine border. Each white block has a different quilting design. Green trim around the edges.
Most of the white blocks are quilted with tulips, leaves, sunflowers or wreaths. An appliqué rose vine border surrounds the red and green patchwork pattern. homespun backing.