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ID Number: 1407QA0101

Quilt Title: Seaford Star

Current location: Denton, Maryland
Year Acquired: 2012
How Acquired: purchased

About Quilt

Quilt Name or Pattern Used: Seaford Star / Lemoyne Star

Age of Maker When Object was Made: 50
Owner’s Relationship to Maker: None
Did the maker do the quilting? Yes
Made in: Seaford, Delaware, United States
Made for: Birth Used for: Warmth
Previously used fabrics: No
Has this quilt been exhibited or entered in competitions? Unknown
Any additional stories or notes about the quilt’s history or ownership:

The quiltmaker purchased all of the fabric for the quilt that she needed, then her friends reprimanded her for being “frivolous” due to using all store-bought fabric.

Maker Profile

Quiltmaker’s Personal Information

Highest Education Level Completed: Unknown
Environment: Rural
Economic Circumstances of Childhood: Unknown
Economic Circumstances of Marriage: Unknown

Quiltmaker’s Quilting Information

At what age did the quilter do most of her quilt-related work? Youth
Where did the quilter get her fabrics? Purchased New
Did quilter combine old and new fabrics? No
Did quilter piece her own tops? Yes
Piecing Preferences: By Hand
Did quilter put deliberate errors in quilts? Unknown
Did quilter do her own quilting? Yes
Did quilter mark her own tops? Unknown
Did she quilt in a group? Unknown
Did she quilt in any bees? Unknown
What season was most quilting done? Unknown
What time of day was quilting done? Unknown
Reason for quiltmaking Necessity
Did she teach her daughters or daughters-in-law to quilt? Unknown
Did she teach others to quilt? Unknown
Did quilter exhibit any of her quilts? Yes

PHYSICAL QUILT DOCUMENTATION RECORD

Format

Type of Object Quilt/Quilting Patterns
Does this object have a SPECIFIC VISUAL ORIENTATION, head to foot? No
If it is a quilt, is it shaped for a four poster bed? No
Is this one of a matched pair? No

More Specific Information

Overall Condition Moderate Use
Was this made from a kit? No
Does this item have inscribed NAMES, DATES, INITIALS? No
The signers are: Owner
Embroidery thread is made of: Cotton

Quilt Top

Fabric Cotton
Fabric Style Solid, Print
Pattern Type Pieced
Pieced Overall single motif
Background Color Cream
List up to 3 predominant colors, most dominant first Brown, Green, Blue
Piecing Techniques Hand
Seams are pressed: To One Side
Width of Seam Allowance in Inches: Scant 1/4
Are pieces pieced (seam will be visible)? No
Do these fabrics appear to have been used previously? No
Edges of Applique Turned under
Setting On Point, With Sashing
Size of blocks: 10 inches
Number of Horizontal Blocks 4
Number of Vertical Blocks 4
Number of Diagonal Blocks 9
Is there sashing present? Yes
Sashing 3 1/2 pieced with 9 patch cornerstone
Connecting blocks in sashing: Same as sashing
Does sashing appear on outer edge of block unit? Yes
Borders Yes
Multiple borders? Yes
Number of borders 4
Border width 4″ Same as sashing pieced B/W/B
Borders are Butted

Quilting Mechanics

Techniques Hand
If by hand, what stitch? Running
Marking lines are visible? No
Quilting thread is More than one color
Quilting thread is Cotton
Does thread color match section quilted? Yes
1st Measurement 8
2nd Measurement 8
3rd Measurement 6
1st Measurement Rows/Inch 1/2
2nd Measurement Rows/Inch 1/2
3rd Measurement Rows/Inch 1/2

Quilting Patterns

Overall Pattern Yes
What is the overall pattern? Conforms to design, Diamond/Waffle, Parallel Lines

Filling

Fiber content of batting is Cotton
Is the quilting embellished No

Edges and Binding

The edge is shaped in a Straight line
The corners are Butted
The edge is Self-finished by machine
If self-finished, it is Back turned to front
Width (Just what is visible from the top) 1/2
Is the applied edge fabric also found in the top of the quilt? Yes

Other Edge Treatments

Fringe No
Ruffle No
Are folded fabric points present on the edge? No

Quilt Back

Fabric Cotton – Solid
Is the back all one piece of fabric? No
Is the back made from more than one piece of fabric (seams present)? Yes
How many seams are present? 4
Is the back all one style (print) of fabric? Yes
Is the back made up of more than one style (print) of fabric? No
Is it a patchwork design? No
Is back pieced of strips? No
Color of back Cream
Are different strips used only to attain size? No

Evaluation

The fabric of this object’s top and bottom are of significantly different ages? No
The object has been altered No
Has the object been laundered? Yes
Are stains present? Yes
Stains are present on object Front
Estimate AGE of this object: 1901-1929
This object has unusual features? No
Pattern Lemoyne Star – 8 pointed star

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