Quilt from about 1890-1910
in the pattern published as Pyrotechnics
by the Ladies Art Company about 1890.
It's BlockBase #3461,
also published as Wheel or Wheel of Fortune
The 12 refers to the number of spokes in the
published pattern. The center is a hollow wheel or flower.
Surrounded by a single ring of triangular points.
In the Ladies Art drawing and in the BlockBase pattern
the sunflower fits into a circle with curved shapes.
Straight lines here in this one from about 1880-1900
Indiana Project & the Quilt Index
The ring of triangular shapes sometimes seems to
have a little curve to those triangle sides.
The Newcomb Loom company sold a pattern for the design with curved triangles.
Perhaps the source for...
Carrie Hall's early 1930s block at the
Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas.
A top by Mrs. W.M.O. Moss found
in the Louisiana Project
So much like Carrie Hall's block,
which was not published in color until the 1980s.
Which came first the Ladies Art Company pattern or the quilts?
I have photos of several that look to be older than the
From Jeffrey Evans antiques. Novel shading.
All in red and greens
From Cow Hollow Antiques
And from the Sign of the Whale Antiques
With added applique
Siotha Hibbs Longmire, from the Tennessee Project
This one may be earlier too. It has no hollow circle in the center and
there are 8 spokes.
Here's a great version from Susan Dague's collection.
Rather unconventional fabric choices but it works.