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Resist Printing quilt: LeMoyne Star

Resist Printing quilt: LeMoyne Star

LeMoyne Star
c. 1820-1840
IQSCM, Jonathan Holstein Collection, 2003.003.0392

In this doll quilt, the fabrics with a dark blue background likely were dyed in two steps: first, with a resist paste applied to the design areas, and second, an overdye after the resist was removed. This two-step process created light blue motifs instead of the more typical white.