I've always been fascinated by the quilt pattern seen
in this top from about 1900
Twist Patchwork or Twisted Rope
BlockBase #443 was first published in Caulfeild & Saward's English Needlework book
The complex pattern is based on an octagon with strips flying off in four directions.
A lapful of patchwork.
A version from about 1925-35
Edith Rica Bock's from the 1940s.
Arizona Quilt Project & the Quilt Index.
A recent romantic take from In The Beginning.
Miniature by Sakae Yoshihara
Very impressive at this scale.
The pattern is not easy at any scale,
especially if you are following Caulfeild & Saward's instructions.
In the 1970s Michael James figured out a way to get the same
look with alternating blocks. This one has a different BlockBase number
From Bountiful Heirlooms Blog