Change Author / Owner : Blue, black, gray, and brown bedcover made from suiting samples
A bedcover made from suiting fabrics in muted tones of blue, gray, black, brown, and burgundy hand sewn together with red thread using a herringbone stitch. The pieces are all of uniform rectangular size, suggesting they are from a salesman's sample or swatch book. The bedcover is backed with a peach, blue, and cream woven plaid cotton, which is turned to the front and hand stitched to form the binding. There is no batting between the pieced top and the backing fabric. The bedcover is not quilted or tied, the top and back are only attached along the binding edge. A muslin sleeve is hand sewn to the back along one side.
National Museum of African American History and Culture