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Eight-Point Star crib quilt, or Le Moyne Star crib quilt
  • United States
  • Eight-Point Star crib quilt, or Le Moyne Star crib quilt, circa 1850–1890
  • Where object was made: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • cotton, piecing, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 35 1/8 x 36 1/2 in
    Object Length/Width: 89.22 x 92.71 cm
  • Gift of Mrs. W. H. Sears
  • Not on display
  • 1930.0002
Label Text

Baby quilt with white eight-point stars in blue block, outlined in red and white bands. Red trim around the edges. Developed in America after 1700, this became one of the most popular quilt patterns. This example may have been cut down from a larger work, since the stars extend to the edges and it has only a thin border. Its strong red, white, and blue pattern, more commonly seen on large quilts, suppports this theory. The quilt appears to be inscribed "Sears." Made in New Orleans.