Figurative Appliqué, Original Pattern
McKissick Museum Collection 2001.11.XX.01
This block-style quilt features 20 off-white, black and brown female figures with outstretched arms. It appears the maker of this quilt may have adapted a paper doll pattern for her original quilt block design. The figures on some blocks are entirely machine pieced; others have machine-pieced bodies with hand appliquéd heads, suggesting perhaps more than one person worked on the quilt. It is hand-quilted in a clam shell pattern.