Can I find a quilt for every pattern drawn in BlockBase?
We'll find out.
The Four Patches should be easy.
Especially those pieced of squares only.
Here's #1101, the basic four equal squares
Blocks set on point with alternate plain squares
Same time, set on point with red sashing strips.
Ann Hermes has a pair of Pennsylvania pillowcases
in her Etsy store---mid-century.
What's the oldest four patch I have on file?
This one's dated 1830.
Alternate plain white squares with plain whites in the four patches too.
I was surprised I couldn't find any earlier example---
Nine patches seem to have been much more popular before 1830.
Then there's this variation
BlockBase #1103. Carrie Hall called it a Four-Patch
but I'd call it a Double Four Patch today.
That's the name I used to do a web search for some of these.
Supposed to be date-inscribed 1876.
I'm surprised I haven't any vintage versions of #1105, which the Kansas
City Star published as the Carrie Nation Quilt
MsDolittle did one for my Grandmother's Choice Block of the Week
a few years ago.
I made one with my niece Natasha in 1987.
And one for her niece Sophia about 10 years ago.
#1107 A Nine Patch in a Four Patch
from about 1880.
I have seen a lot more four patches set in a nine patch
than I've seen of this pattern--- #1107.
Here's a great simple four patch:
#1107 alternating with a plain old four patch #1101.
From the Rick Rack Blog.
See a free pattern for a variation at my regular blog here:
I thought I didn't have a number for this interesting repeat
but I'm calling it a variation of #1104
if it's a double four patch and shaded like this.
Farm Journal called it Squares Upon Squares.
Set on point it could make a Valentine.