Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Pinwheel quilt
  • United States
  • Pinwheel quilt, circa 1890–1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, piecing, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 80 x 76 in
    Object Length/Width: 203.2 x 193.04 cm
  • Gift of Miss Clara Gillham
  • Not on display
  • 1934.0002
Label Text

White ground with small blue pinwheels made from triangles; arranged in trellis-like design. Blue border. The blue pinwheel blocks are set on a nine-patch format, with alternate white blocks quilted in a variation of the shell design.