: Virginia and Clara Grant, sisters of Ulysses S. Grant, made this quilt; it is believed between 1855 and 1860. The pattern is unknown but it combines elements of several established patterns. The center flower and the rosebud sprigs are variations of the Whig Rose or Rose of Sharon design and the large green swirling leaves seem to be influenced by the Princess Feather pattern. The quilt’s nine appliquéd blocks are set on point alternating with the plain white blocks. It has green applied binding, cotton batting and a muslin backing. The quilting pattern includes feathered vines and double parallel lines in the border, vertical triple row quilting across the appliquéd blocks, and feathered crossed plumes in the setting blocks. View on Ohio Memory.
: Om3469_6643229_001 Subjects
: Ohio Women; Daily Life; Quilts Places
: Appliqued Red and Green Quilt