Cultural Objects, Quilts
Tic Tac Toe Quilt
Associated Person: Laura Hungate Sowers
PlacesAmos/Shelor's Mill (Courthouse District)
- Length: 93 1/2 inches
- Width: 69 inches
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.
KeywordsPieced quilt, patchwork quilt, scrap quilt
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.