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Harrison Rose quilt block
  • Carrie A. Hall
    born: Caledonia, Wisconsin, United States ; died: North Platte, Nebraska, United States
  • Harrison Rose quilt block, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton
  • Object Height/Width: Original size 406 x 406 mm
    Object Height/Width: Original size 16 x 16 in
  • Gift of Carrie A. Hall
  • Not on display
  • 1938.0738

Pattern from circa 1840. Illustrated in "Quilts and Their Story" by Marie D. Webster (p. 92-93). A large stylized rose with a yellow patterned center with four points that lead to the border of small pink patterned half-circles. The rose ends in seven pointy leaves that shoot out towards the border. A short stem with leaves grows from the bottom left hand side to the flower. The background of the block is white. This is a combined effect of piecing and applique.