UF260 Variable Star or LeMoyne Star Wall Hanging
19 x 20 inches
New England

This was originally a bigger quilt. This Variable or LeMoyne Star wall hanging came to me in exactly this shape and condition. The body of the quilt is apx c.1845. Somewhere around 1860 someone took a piece of the original quilt and made a pillow cover out of it using a heavy duty striped cotton ticking as the back. It has never been finished or used as a pillow. What we have here is a wonderfully graphic wall hanging. Looking inside you can see the amazing fabric that was the backing of the original quilt. The blocks measure apx 7 x 7-1/2”, the center squares measure 4” and the triangles are 2 x 2-1/2 x 1-3/4. One edge of this little piece has been turned over 1/8” fo a binding and finished. This entire piece was created by hand before the sewing machine was invented. Even though this is in the size and shape of a bassinet quilt, by doing some detective work, we know how and what it was made for and the different purposes it served and was meant to serve over the years.