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

Monday, October 12, 2020

Wheel of Mystery


A complicated graphic but looking at the block it's pretty simple.
A Maltese Cross style block in a bold sashing.

Simple, except for getting 8 seams to meet in the center.

BlockBase #2764
The oldest name is Winding Ways from the Ladies Art Company
or maybe Nashville from Hearth & Home magazine about the same time.


Buttercup from a Grandma Dexter catalog in the 1930s

The design was most popular in this counterchange shading
alternating dark & light blocks. To get the repeat you need to
see it as four blocks.

So it's also in Four-Patches as #1512.


Pink & white from Cindy's Antiques.
The pattern requires some real piecing skill in this four-patch format.

Precise matching of a lot of curved seams...

You could make it a little easier and draw those
side seams as straight lines.

Then it's another number #2709
published in the Star as Ice Cream Cone


Straight sides. Quarter circle curves,


Or just give up the curved seam idea completely and call it a Kaleidoscope... 

with a different number #2704


Parquetry for a Quilt Block
Kansas City Star

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