The Crazy-pieced strips in this quilt contain sections of pre-printed patchwork, or what today is commonly referred to as "cheater cloth." The subject of the Crazy-style cheater cloth is The Mikado, the 1885 Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, and this portion of the fabric features the famous line, "My object all sublime" from the song, "A More Humane Mikado."

Crazy quilt, detail
IQM, 2003.003.0032