Several months ago I wrote about an obscure pattern, The Snowball Wreath, a 1930s newspaper design from the mail order company that used the names Laura Wheeler/Alice Brooks.
Vivian wrote that the block intrigued her when I showed it in July. She bought my BlockBase program just to get the pattern but she decided to redraft it. Alice Brooks's design looks hard to do because Alice probably never made a quilt in her fictional life.
Vivian says the blocks are 12":
I used 3 x 6" flying geese for the leaves, and the snowballs started as 4-patches and finished as 2-1/2" circles, which I appliqued onto the blocks.
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She lives in Mason City, Iowa, where there are probably snowballs flying right now.
Alaskan School from the Library of Congress website