: Dated ca. 1860, this quilt was made by Mrs. Harvey Carpenter in Providence, Rhode Island. This is an unusually constructed pieced quilt in the Log Cabin pattern. Each strip of this wool, cotton and silk quilt was folded lengthwise after one edge was stitched down, with the second raw edge covered by the next strip, and leaving the folded edge free. This process gives an overlapping effect on the quilt surface. The strips form 70 squares with contrasting fabrics on each diagonal half-square. Blocks are arranged in ten rows of seven. There are no borders. The back of the quilt was made in a quilt-as-you-go process with brown calico squares. View on Ohio Memory.
: H6515_001 Subjects
: Quilts; Textiles; Art; Blankets Places
: Providence (Rhode Island); Providence County (Rhode Island)