This patriotic quilt was made to commemorate the Spanish American War that took place for 10 weeks in 1898.
The main issue was Cuban independence from Spain. Revolts had been occurring for some years in Cuba against Spanish colonial rule. Spain severed diplomatic relations with the United States for its allegiance to Cuba.
This nine block quilt depicts eight versions of Old Glory centered with the Cuban flag. The stars are hand appliqued with slight modifications in each flag.
Several variations of this pattern are known so it may have been a published design.
The white off blocks are filled with clamshell pattern quilting. The quilt is in excellent condition with ever so slight overall fading. It is unobtrusive because of its consistency. Measurements are 83" x 85".