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Monday, March 22, 2021

Rectangular Block to Drive One Nuts

 

A quilt top from an online auction with a pattern to drive a person crazy.
(A person trying to figure out the pattern structure---one already a bit nuts as it is.)

Here's another!

And a third from Jayne's blog on a Wayback Wednesday.

I spent too much time trying to figure out the block, drawing it as a square block...

...Which it is not


If it were square it would be made up of rectangles & half-rectangles.

But that's not it. It is a rectangular block made up of squares and half-squares.


With a rectangular sash at the top and bottom.

Set in rows that are dropped one third.

Very clever!
But what's the published source?
Don't look in the new Encyclopedia or the new BlockBase+. I just figured this out.

UPDATE
The indefatigable Susan Price Miller tells us it is Memory's Chain from Farm Journal. It IS in BlockBase+. I was just not looking at the correct seam lines. It's a Four Patch #1162 pieced of 64 different squares.




In Farm Journal January, 1936 designed by Mabel Hoffecker Collins


Perhaps I was overthinking the whole thing.

6 comments:

  1. I need to do this! Thanks for figuring it out!!

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  2. It looks to me like it’s two alternating square blocks, each with a 4 x 4 grid. One has the red diamond in the center, with rows of squares and HSTs top and bottom, and white background on the sides. The other has a white square in the center, flying geese top and bottom, and four squares on each side.

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  3. Nuts indeed. Once you see that the solid fabrics are pieced half squares, the block makes sense. However, if I were to make it, I would do the rectangle block and sashing block method. You'd have fewer seams that way. I might put this one on the list. It is a fun quilt.

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    1. am charmed by this old fashioned off square quilt, and intrigued by how you would draft it, which part would be the sashing?

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