String Scrap

Pattern name/title: String Scrap
Date Made: 1st quarter 20th century
Documented Inferred Method: fabrics in quilt
Maker: unknown
Size: 65.5" x 77.5"
Predominant Colors: blues, pinks, greens, oranges, yellow, purple
Fabrics: cotton prints. florals, plaids, stripes, solids, checks
Backing: orange, green tattersal plaid cotton fabric
Batting/Fill: cotton
Techniques: machine pieced, hand quilted
Description: Quilt is pieced in irregular rows with strips and small squares of fabric. There are no borders
Edge Treatment: 1/2" binding turned from back of quilt to front and machine stitched to front of quilt
Quilting Designs: overall fan quilting on quilt.
Construction: good
Quilting: primitive, heavy amount on quilt
Condition/Restoration: Five areas of quilt deteriorated and conservation methods applied. Repairs by Sherry Allred in 1995.
Provenance Given to Vassar C. Holman by his landlady in 1970 in Worchester, MA, then given to Catherine Browning in 1985, mother-in-law to Holman. Donated to Greater San Antonio Quilt Guild in 1994
Notations: example of scrap use in quilting