I can't find a published pattern for this old
quilt, which looks to be from the 1930-1960 era.
I've been putting dot quilts on my Facebook page for Georgann's
birthday week this week. She is fond of dots.
But this one is so good it needs more words and pictures.
It's a lot like BlockBase # 1504 or 1505
Air Ship pattern from the Ohio Farmer in 1911
From a sampler quilt dated 1846
But the two circles are not the same size.
It's a small circle and a larger circle.
Which is easy enough to draw in EQ7
So I did.
Here's a layout for 16" blocks. If you make a 6 x 6 grid of 36 blocks your quilt would
Or if you make 12" block you can put 49 together for an 84" square quilt.
I thought I'd name it Martian Moons since
Mars has two moons.
Here's a template pattern for one quarter of the 16" finished block.
You could always draw your own in EQ7.
Or draw a square and trace two plates, one larger than the other.
Do add seams to the templates.
Create a word file or a new empty JPG file that is 8-1/2" x 11".
Click on the image above.
Right click on it and save it to your file.
Print that file out 8-1/2" x 11". The sides of the square should measure 8".
Adjust the printed page size if necessary. It really doesn't matter if it's a little smaller as long as the square is square.
Here's another variation. This one in polyester I believe
has a full circle pieced in for the large moon.
The pattern must have been published with a name once or twice.
Dottie Barker sleeps under my desk.
And while we are on the topic of dots:
(Aren't we always?)
Look at this post and scroll down for dots, dots, dots.