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

Monday, August 6, 2018

Pincushion Variation

An interesting pattern from the 1930s.

Not in BlockBase.
I've analyzed the pattern several ways.
You could look at it as a square in a square block with curves. The blocks set in a white sash with a purple cornerstone.

It should be near #2684 New Moon
and #2685 Dolly Madison's Workbox
but it's not. Notice the extra seam in the outside curved piece.

So it might be a new number 2684.5.

Or you could look at it like this, where the purple square
is in the middle of the block.

But that has no number either.
I have another example of this design, also from the mid-20th-century.

Polka dots always a good choice.


How to draw a pattern? Here's an EQ sketch of the corners.


Or maybe like this.


Or both

Print this PDF for a 12" block.


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