Merikay Waldvogel sends a picture of this block,
an appliqued Sunbonnet figure.
She knew the source, a 1937 Laura Wheeler pattern
from the syndicated newspaper column.
Recycled in 1977
as an Alice Brooks design
by the same company
They intended it to be pieced - I've darkened the lines
here. I think that vertical, rather wavy line in the lower left is
meant to be embroidered. You could print this out
8" and you'd have a pattern.
The pattern brings up several questions. Did anyone ever piece it?
Merikay's appliqued version is the only made-up block we've found.
More questions. What is she doing?
A music stand?
What is that item on the left?
In the appliqued block it looks like a podium. We like it for a logo for our Six Know-It-Alls lecture.
Next one: Sunday March 21st, 10 AM Eastern Time. Link soon.
But then again, maybe it is a giant martini.
The pattern is in the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns & BlockBase+
but I was working from drawings by other indexers and we never quite got
the lines right. If you have an urge to piece it follow the pattern above.