Debby had a question recently about the pattern in this mid-20th century quilt.
I have several photos of quilts that look to be 1950-1980
Here's the block
The little pattern magazine Aunt Kate's Quilting Bee published
it as Flowering Snowball in 1965 and that may be the source. But
it was a little magazine. I get the feeling the design may have been
The curve is pretty easy to do and the effects are terrific.
I do have a photo of one quilt older than the 1950s
All these are from online auctions.
I'd guess this one is Turkey red with a couple of
browns from the 1880s or '90s.
And here's an even older variation.
That red print could be 1850-1880
But it's not exactly the same block. This version with no center square
has no BlockBase number.