A great looking quilt in chrome orange and indigo blue dots
from eBay seller gb-best a while ago. Looks about 1890-1920.
What is the pattern? I don't believe I've ever seen it before.
Looks like a big orange moon.
First I decided the block was this nine patch maybe set with a strip alternating balls, squares and triangles.
Or maybe this is the block, a star with a circle in the center
Set with the same sashing.
Doesn't make much sense.
Kind of like Clara Stone's Moon & Star but with pieced sashing?
Then I recalled my usual plan of attack, which is to look for the repeat in the corner.
Up in the top left corner right under the white border.
A nine patch with a nine patch in the center, and curves in the corner.
I drew it in Electric Quilt
It's related to those Jacob's Ladder designs that were so popular about 1900.
Repeated it 49 times.
But that's not it.
7x7 set, 12" blocks = 84" square
Tried rotating every other block 90 degrees. That's it.
It's not in BlockBase but I'm giving it a number 1798 and I'm calling it Moon Rise.
Should be on the Equal Nine Patch with Curves page.
Here's a free quilt pattern.
Cutting a 12" Block
A = Cut 2 squares 4-1/2".
B = Cut 4 squares 4-7/8". Cut each in half diagonally to make 2 triangles. You need 8 triangles.
C = Use the templates. Cut 2 each.
D = Use the templates. Cut 2 each.
E = Cut 9 squares 1-7/8".
Print this sheet out 8-1/2" x 11"
Well, years later I read the comments and see that Kathy says it's Thelma's Choice.
Here's Carrie Hall's version from the Spencer Museum of Art collection.
She might have made this up herself. It actually is in BlockBase with an odd number