A block that never made it to a finished quilt,
perhaps due to a little difficulty with that lower curved piece.
As Teddy Pruett has said:
If it's impossible to piece it's Laura Wheeler or Alice Brooks.
Alice is Laura's evil twin
(and Laura's pretty darn difficult herself)
My view of the diabolical duo, the imaginary designers
for what we pattern collectors used to call
The Old Chelsea Station Needlecraft Company.
This design would have met their criteria:
Difficult to piece
Why it doesn't have another seam in the corners to make
it a little easier to piece is a mystery.
Unless you consider the source.
You'd think they'd never pieced a quilt in their imaginary lives.
Three Patch will be in the new BlockBase and new Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns coming out soon. In case you should want to make one.
See another diatribe about Alice here.
And more about the new editions here: