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