A CLOUD OF QUILT PATTERNS: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PATTERN IN BLOG FORM UPDATES & ADDITIONS BY BARBARA BRACKMAN

Monday, January 1, 2018

Lover's Links or Lover's Chain: EPP?

A challenging pattern in Turkey red and white.

There is no block, you just connect pieces together ---English
Paper Piecing style.

It's BlockBase #453,
 probably first published by the Ladies Art Company


Lover's Links from a show at the Iowa Quilt Museum.
 Turkey red and white may have been a thing.

The 1936 pattern from the Kansas City Star said
the orignal was a circa 1885 red and white version.

Here's another that was once red and white.

The pattern seems to be older than that first publication in the 1890s.


Two colors about 1850? from the Dillow Collection
at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum.


Another 19th-century version. 

A scrappy quilt from the early 20th century perhaps.
Both use a shirting for piece C.


Mid-20th-century

 I had BlockBase draw the design which you can use for a pattern. It could be pieced over paper.
The largest piece C here is 6-1/2" from top to bottom

1 comment:

  1. Amazing, intricate pattern I hadn't seen before. It looks so much like modern chain link fencing, I can't get that image out of my mind. I wonder if chain link fencing or chicken wire could have been the inspiration for the original design.

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