Matt Macomber's collection
We've been looking closely at variations of the Rocky Mountain design
over at the QuiltHistorySouth Facebook page.
The pattern is unusual in that it requires both pieced block and pieced sash to
The block has four fan-like shapes with spiky points in the corners
Sashing continues the spiky points theme with triple
pieced strips and a pieced cornerstone, usually a sunburst with spiky points.
Without the sashing it's not a Rocky Mountain
Triple strip sash with no spiky points in the strips.
Not a Rocky Mountain?
By Virginia Catherine Sears, Texas
Texas project & the Quilt Index
Some quilters, however, looked at the basic construction differently,
seeing this as the block
Collection of the Desert Caballeros Museum
Arizona project & the Quilt Index
Here repeated nine times side by side. No sash.
Same idea. Lotta spiky points.
With additional sashing
From Julie Silber's inventory
(Also note border of spiky points)
Susan Fish McCalley, Troup County, Georgia
Collection of Merikay Waldvogel
Occasionally you see flying geese or half square triangles separating the fan blocks. Susan's
concept of the repeat is rather idiosyncratic.