Quilt by Cyatus Fowler
Birmingham Museum of Art
Cargo Collection of Alabama Quilts
Cyatus's pattern is unknown and unusual but such smart geometry that I'm surprised I had no other examples.
Strips of squares
Strips of diamonds.
I drew it in EQ7 by making a grid of squares
and then drawing diagonals in the alternate blocks.
I erased some lines in the diamond strips
The squares (A) are cut 6-1/2"
The diamonds (C) are cut from 4-3/4" strips at 45 degree angles.
Each diamond should be 9-1/4" long on it's long side.
They are really not diamonds by parallelograms, but what the heck.
B is triangles for the edges of the diamond strips.
Squares cut 6-7/8" and then cut into triangles with a single diagonal cut.
Perhaps we should call it Alabama Roads.
Here are some similar ideas but these alternate rectangles and diamonds.
Kitty Corner from Keepsake Quilting.
Here's the closest I could come in the 19th century. And it's not very close.
Last quarter 19th-century.
Susan Dague's collection. Quilted later.
Last quarter, silks.