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Maltese Cross quilt, or Pineapple quilt
  • United States
  • Maltese Cross quilt, or Pineapple quilt, circa 1880–1910
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, wool, velvet, linen, silk, piecing
  • Object Length/Width: 80 7/8 x 70 1/4 in
    Object Length/Width: 205.42 x 178.43 cm
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0677
Label Text

Many blocks with the log cabin design done in reds, browns, blues, and oranges. In the center of each square is a red square. Red trim around the edges. This quilt is pieced to foundation using brown cotton overlaid with wool batting. The back is made up of raw backing. Both edges turned under like "quilt as you go."