DESCRIPTION: Bedcover made from two 29″ panels and one 14″ strip of homespun cotton, decorated with various types of needlework embroidery forming a scalloped diamond enclosure at center with a pot of stylistic flowers and insects, this diamond surrounded by other groups of flowers and bordered by two rows of scalloped swags, the whole fringed by a tied diamond-pattern fringe. The inscription BA3/1807 is worked into the design at the head. Colors are blue, red, and white on white plain weave ground, now somewhat yellowed; no backing. Fringe is 3 1/2″ on 2 sides; top and bottom do not have fringe. Cotton ground is a loosely woven fabric.
RELATED OBJECTS: A silk strip quilt also made by Bess Abrams is in the MESDA Collection (acc.4094).