Late 19th century.
I left the ducks all in a row in the bottom of the photo
as the blocks are not quite so well organized.
I'd guess we emphasize symmetry mainly because we are used to seeing quilts flat out on a wall or in a photo.
Late -19th- century.
What the heck.
Early 20th century.
Although some of us still have a devil-may-care attitude
towards the whole matchy-matchy idea.
Smazoochie posted this some years ago
and said she wasn't ripping.
As did Margie who says she's leaving it in.
Going against the current current.