You gotta love a quilt pattern that gives you a spot for a big red dot.
It's not a traditional 19th-century pattern but one of those designer blocks from
the Laura Wheeler/Alice Brooks syndicate about 1935-45.
BlockBase # 3597
It's one of their signature designs that create secondary patterns in the corners
Also gotta love the fabric choices of the 1950s & '60s
Allena Maphet Elder, Texas, 1960s
From the Wyoming project & the Quit Index
The center shape is an octagon and the corner shape can be seen as a curve
or two straight lines.
It presents some piecing challenges as you can see.
I saw the corner dot as a curve in BlockBase.
Here's a QuickQuilt of 16 blocks.
The BlockBase pattern would be easier with another seam, so I exported
3596 to Electric Quilt and drew a corner seam.
And had EQ8 draw a corner of a 15" block to give us templates.
Print this on an 8-1/2" x 11 sheet of paper.
The quarter of the block is 7-1/2" finished.
I had so much fun with this block I decided to draw
a whole Block of the Month for next year based on
the basic geometry. Will probably start in the summer.
(Not for the faint-hearted.)
See other variations on the pattern:http://fieldguidetoquilts.com/4Curve/4CCArc/4CCArc1diagrams.html