Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Check toile quilt, or One-Patch quilt
  • United States
  • Check toile quilt, or One-Patch quilt, circa 1800–1840
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, chintz, piecing, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 98 x 102 in
    Object Length/Width: 248.92 x 259.08 cm
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0950
Label Text

Yellow blocks of two different floral patterns alternating with red fruit and floral print blocks. Two corners are cut out to allow for bedposts. Three different chintz designs alternate with a brown-printed yellow calico, all fabrics from the 2nd quarter of the 19th century. The size and shape of the quilt indicates it was intended for a large four-poster bed.