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Cotton Framed Medallion Quilt

Date made: 19th century

Description: Framed medallion cotton patchwork quilt.

The quilt is predominantly cotton with red flannel, plush and woollen fabrics. The geometric design includes a central square panel made of a furnishing fabric with a pink and red rose pattern. This is surrounded by two rows of patchwork squares on two sides and four rows of patchwork squares on the opposite sides. The two rows of squares have two long borders or panels along their outside edge. The patchwork square mix log cabin with geometric designs. The patchwork squares are made from a mixture of red and white dress fabrics together with blue or purple cotton fabrics and a few pieces of striped woollen skirt fabric. Small triangles of a red flannel or cotton fabric have been used on the corners of several of the squares. The side panels are a sprig pattern cotton fabric and a curtain or furnishing fabric with a nasturtium flower print design.

The patchwork top is backed with a sprig pattern cotton fabric with no wadding or quilting.

The quilt was made by the grandmother of Mrs Margaret Ann Kaighin, Ballacottier Farm, Onchan who donated the quilt to the Manx Museum.

Measurements: overall: 215 cm x 215 cm

Materials: cotton, flannel, wool

Object name: quilt

Collection: Costume & Textiles Collection

ID Number: 1954-4644


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