Triple Tulip by Mark Lauer
Block #8 in our Hospital Sketches BOM is a triple tulip. See the
Here's a bit more pattern history.
Harriet Mulock Swarthout, Orange County, New York
We call them tulips and I imagine they did too
although lily is another option.
Mrs. J.B. Bruce of Dover, New Hampshire got attention for her
"tulip quilt" quilted with 1450 hearts.
Esther Matthews called her version "Yellow Pink Tulip"
in the inscription on her Shenandoah Album in the collection
of the Virginia Quilt Museum.
The format probably grew out of this common combination
of piecing and applique, this one dated 1841.
My Encyclopedia of Applique has 3 or 4 pages
of similar triple floral designs.
Here's a sampler of variations dated 1851 from Augusta County, Virginia
I have a summer spread from Pennsylvania with several
potted fruits and flowers
Earthenware Plate, Pennyslvania, Early 19th Century
The iconography is easy to trace to German and Pennsylvania German
A single odd but charming border.
Block dated 1916