Burgundy and Off-White Block Quilt
- Ira Blount
- cotton, polyester, batting, ink
- 30 × 30 in. (76.2 × 76.2 cm)
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- Gift of Ira Blount
- This burgundy and cream-colored quilt is made of two different five-inch block patterns: a traditional four-patch square and a half-square triangle. The blocks are arranged in checkerboard fashion across the quilt. The quilt is hand-stitched along the diagonals using white thread in the cream-colored areas, and with red thread in the areas of burgundy cloth.
- Ira Blount made this quilt during his membership with the Daughters of Dorcas and Sons, a Washington, DC quilting guild that teaches and shares a love of quilting in local schools, hospitals, and civic centers. The quilt’s opposite color patterns and mirror symmetry demonstrate the artist’s mastery of the visual language of quilting.
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