Block Sampler


Quilt Index Record: 18-36-89

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
State Historical Society of Iowa
InstProjNameF003a
Mary Barton Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
1988.64.6

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Quilt collector
Author/researcher
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt collector
IfQownerF007b
Purchased the quilt

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Quilt blocks or pieces
TypeObjOtherF008a
Individual quilt blocks stitched to muslin.
OwnerNameF010
Block Sampler
AltNameF011
Rocky Road to California; Double X #1; Old Maid's Puzzle; Hexagons; Monkey Wrench; Ohio Star; Martha Washington; Moon and Star; Wild Goose; Ocean Waves; Flying Geese
BrackmanF011a
1693A; 1689A; 1314A; 160A; 1646A; 1631C; 2147; 2212; 2796; 283;
OverallWidthF12a
37.5 inches
OverallLengthF012b
74.875 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Unknown/Not Rated

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
Sixteen
BlockStyleF030a
Sampler

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036
Unknown
UniqueF037b
Blocks are made of various fabrics and prints.
EmbellTechF038f
No
PaperF038i
no

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
Blocks described top left to lower right. #1 'Rocky Road to California '(Brackman 1693 a; Rehmel 451). 9.875” square. 2 full corner blocks white organic stripe on medium blue, resist dye or bleach. 5 small squares of medium blue with white dots, 1 square of medium blue with larger, more random dots. Resist dye or bleach. Similar to #4 #2 'Double X #1' (Brackman 1689 a; Rehmel 446). 8” square. White geometric print stripes on dark blue, resist dye or bleach, sheen to fabric indicates some starch. Set with light fabric, small black geometric print on white ground. #3 'Double X #3', 'Triple X' (Barton); Old Maid’s Puzzle (Brackman 1314 a). 11” square. White circles and dots in chevron stripe pattern on dark blue ground. Set light fabric of black geometric print on white ground. #4 'Rocky Road to California'(Brackman 1693 a; Rehmel 451). 10” square. White floral print on dark blue ground, white probably printed. All these sections have been pieced to fit in. The upper left block was pieced with a different blue and white floral. White floral print on medium blue ground, used in four large triangles. The upper two are pieced to fit. Two corner squares are white paisley and dot stripes on medium blue ground. Small brown dots on white ground. Squares of white fabric set with squares of dark blue to form 3 four-patch blocks diagonally set through block. #6 'Hexagons'(Brackman 160 a). 10.375” x 17.875”. Dark areas are small geometric designs printed white on dark blue, 12 hexagons around outside. Light areas are small black floral and line print on white ground, 4 hexagons in center. #7 'Monkey Wrench' (Brackman 1646 a); Double Wrench (Rehmel 282). 11.5” square. Small white dot pattern printed on dark blue. Set with dark brown floral print on white ground. #8 'Ohio Star' (Brackman 1631 c); Point Star (Rehmel 786). 8” square. Small white leaf design printed on dark blue. Set with small brown dots on white. Light squares pieced with tiny blue dots on white. These scraps used to fill in larger squares. #9 'Windmill' (Barton); Martha Washington Star, Dewey’s Victory (Brackman 2147; Rehmel 776). 10” square. Blue areas all same fabric – white floral/geometric dot pattern printed on dark blue. Light areas consist of different fabrics. 3 triangles are brown print stripe on white ground, remaining triangles are brown dot and circle print on white. #10 Unknown Pattern. 11.25” square. 3 large corner triangles and interior rectangle patches of mustard yellow floral and white dot stripes on dark blue ground. Center patch, and 7 triangles of geometric red print and zigzag stripe on white ground. #11 'Moon and Star' (Brackman 2212). 10.25” square. Small white arrow print on dark blue, resist dye or bleach. Paisley print on muted tints of peach, yellow/green, and grey. #12 'Wild Goose' (Brackman 2796). 9.75” square. White dot stripe printed on dark blue, bluish tinge indicates resist dye or bleach. Triangles and center square are white/medium blue woven stripe. Stripes of both fabrics are not consistently placed. #13 'Ocean Waves' (Brackman 283; Rehmel 1284). 6.375” x 12.625”. Small white abstract print on dark blue, resist dye or bleach. Set with green, tan, and white plaid. #14 'Flying Geese' patches. 11” square. Center and corner patches are white geometric stripe print on medium blue. Geese patches are blue dots on white ground. Geese move clockwise #15 'Monkey Wrench' (Brackman 1646 a); Double Wrench (Rehmel 282). 4.75” square. White dots in 2 sizes on dark blue, set with brown dots in circle pattern on white. #16 'Flying Geese' patches. 10.5” square. Center and corner patches are white stripes on dark blue. Geese patches are small black geometric print on white. Geese move clockwise. Similar to #14.

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Barton, Mary

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Ames
ProvCountyF057b
Story
ProvStateF057d
Iowa (IA)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Made by owner

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Teaching or learning sample
QDesignF060b
Other
PresUseF062
Study or teaching aid
Museum collection

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Unknown

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Public Museum, Library or Institution
OwnerStateF086
Iowa (IA)
OwnerCountryF086b
United States

Image Information

InvenNumF075
1988.64.6.jpg
ImageConF075a
Full Image
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Slide
DateF079
9
22
1994
CE
DigDateF079a
5
23
2008
CE
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Registrar,State Historical Society of Iowa
CopyRestF080c
Registrar,State Historical Society of Iowa
DistribRestF080d
Registrar,State Historical Society of Iowa
DisplayResF080e
Registrar,State Historical Society of Iowa
LicenseF080f
Registrar,State Historical Society of Iowa

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Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage

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Evans, Jodi
dateverified
5
21
2008
CE

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