Cultural Objects, Quilts

Tic Tac Toe Quilt

People
Maker/Creator: Unknown
Associated Person: Laura Hungate Sowers
Date
Unknown
Places
Amos/Shelor's Mill (Courthouse District)
Material/Medium

Cotton

Specifications
  • Length: 93 1/2 inches
  • Width: 69 inches
Description

Twelve blocks pieced in a variation of a Nine Patch pattern are bordered with unbleached muslin sashing. The same muslin has been used for the quilt’s backing. The design is also unified by using the same navy and tan print for the large squares in each block. The corner and center squares in each block are composed of smaller squares and triangles turned on the diagonal. These form the X’s and are pieced from scrap materials, mostly cottons but some synthetic pieces¬† (which are deteriorating) have also been used. The piecing is done by machine.¬† The maker hand-quilted around each block and then quilted in diagonal rows across the blocks.

Keywords
Pieced quilt, patchwork quilt, scrap quilt
Notes

This quilt was purchased at the estate sale for Luther and Laura Catherine Hungate Sowers (1929-2016). She was the daughter of Blaine and Elsie Hylton Hungate and the quilt is thought to have come from the Hungate family.