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Melon Patch quilt block
  • Mrs. James L. Doyle
    Carrie A. Hall, contributor
    born: Caledonia, Wisconsin, United States ; died: North Platte, Nebraska, United States
  • Melon Patch quilt block, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton
  • Object Height/Width: Original size 298 x 298 mm
    Object Height/Width: Original size 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in
  • Gift of Carrie A. Hall
  • Not on display
  • 1938.0655

Illustrated in "Old Patchwork Quilts" by Ruth E. Finley (p.53). Four large opposing squares of black fabric with white dots and white fabric with black dots fills the composition. Ovals are placed inside squares of opposing color.