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Original Rose quilt block
  • Carrie A. Hall
    1866–1955
    born: Caledonia, Wisconsin, United States ; died: North Platte, Nebraska, United States
  • Original Rose quilt block, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton
  • Gift of Carrie A. Hall
  • Not on display
  • 1938.0729
Description
Literature

Pattern from 1840. Illustrated in "Quilts and Their Story" by Marie D. Webster (p. 96). Four slender green stems form a cross in the center and arch out towards each of the four corners and end in pink and yellow roses. Four three-part leaves also stem from the center and arch out towards the sides of the block. Small pink or orange buds further branch out and end at the sides of the piece.