As opposed to the pieced appliqued “Lily Quilt”, nonrepresentational geometric quilts like the Double T Quilt tended to employ a more economical use of cloth, ensuring that fewer scraps were wasted. Shapes were designed by folding, cutting and piecing together coloured or patterened cloth. The colour in this “Double T Quilt” appears to be “Cheddar yellow,” a popular fabric choice in the mid-19th century. Cotton seeds and/ or bits of cotton leaves and boll are visable through the fabric, suggesting further economy in the choice of batting. The careful hand-stiching on the “T”s alternates between a criss-cross and a diagonal pattern. With these all-over geometric designs, the quilter often found creative ways of getting out of a corner. The smaller triangles used to finish the outer border, and the extra row of triangles on one side, add quirkiness to this quilt that breaks up the symmetry and reminds us further of the hand that made it.