Pattern Name: Broken Star Quilt
Age: 1920s - 1930s
Quilting: self quilting and fussy quilting in relief - hand-stitched
Material: printed green cotton calico with blue, beige, and cheddar die cut pattern pieces; sateen cotton backing
Heritage: This quilt was found in Alabama. Early on - you could find quilt kits from artists like Ruby McKim (1891 - 1976), Anne Orr (1869 - 1946), Marie Webster (1859-1956), and others. While we don’t know who made this kit, we know that this type of quilt was made from a kit and there are examples of other colors. There were also commercially made quilt kits - patterns would be die cut (with prints and solids) and instructions and thread would be included. This particular quilt is hand pieced and self-quilted (you can tell by pulling apart the pieces slightly - machine stitching is tighter and more regular) but the age of the backing doesn’t match the age of the topper material suggesting the topper was put together then completed at a later time.
Condition: Overall the piece is in great condition for its age. There are no issues with the structure of the quilt: it is sound and sturdy. There are some areas of fade throughout the top of the quilt (see pictures). There are also some seam separations and fabric wear. As stated above, the backing was added at a later date. Overall, a good piece and a wonderful example of early quilt kits! Great care was taken to store and care for the quilt. With proper care, it will last many more years.
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