Pattern unknown (patchwork); blocks alternate between plain block squares and squares that feature a large square in center, a smaller square in each corner, and a triangle along each side. Blocks irregularly sized. Cotton and wool.
Believed mixture of cotton and wool
Believed cotton/wool blend
Red-and-blue striped (replaced floral when maker ran out)
Hand and machine
76.5" x 94.5"
Cotton patchwork quilt made for Jesse Phillips of Milton, North Carolina, who died of fever during war. His mother kept the quilt.
Mrs. John W. Chandler, Mrs. William Bond, and P. H. Searce, great-nieces and great-nephew of the original owner. 1974.
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