ID: 73. 120.2
Maker: Mrs. Susan Nokes McCord
Location: McCordsville; Hancock County; Indiana
Date: CA. 1880
Description: Pieced; Applique; Pattern: Ocean Waves;
White; Brown; Blue; Green; Pink; Red; Top: Cotton, Roller Printed;
Batt: Cotton; Back: Cotton, White; Applique: Meandering Vine;
Quilting: Floral, Diamond Crosshatch, Straight Line; Border: Applique, Meandering Vine, Strip; Hand Sewn
Used: Scrap; Domestic; Rural; Bedroom
Remarks: 8-10 quilting stitches per inch. Quilted with white thread. The top consists of 55.5 inch white squares with rows of 1/2 inch triangles forming the pattern. The blocks are set on point. The triangles are made of many different small-scale roller printed cotton calicos. The inner border is an appliqued meandering vine with pieced, striped leaves and petalled flowers at the corners. The 2 inch outer border is a double pink seaweed or parsley print. The quilting has petalled flowers in the white squares, straight line quilting in the pieced triangles. Small white half blocks along the inner border and quilted in a diamond crosshatch. The applique border is outline and echo quilted. The outer border is quilted with a string of diamonds. A cloth label is sewn in one corner, hand written in ink: "Mrs. C. M. Connaday". She was Susan's daughter, Millie. The batt is thin. Edges were finished by turning in and hand sewing, corner butted. Milling debris is visible in batt. Similar quilting as in the Turkey Tracks Quilt. Vines are made of a printed green calico with wrong side showing. This quilt is a scrap quilt.
Dimensions: Width 71 in.; Length 77.5 in.