Double Wedding Ring, mid 20th century
See yesterday's post on the earliest dated DWR quilt.
What is the difference between a Wedding Ring and a Pickle Dish?
Pickle Dish, about 1910
We sticklers for pattern accuracy will tell you right away. Pickle Dish
has pointed triangles in the arcs (3 sided-shape),
From a Tennessee auction
Wedding Ring has a 4-sided shape.
Those sorta rectangles can be skinny and long
or short and squat.
Depends on the number of pieces per arc.
From Ann Wasserman's collection---2 sets of arcs!
It doesn't matter what's in the squares between the arcs---it's the shape in the arc
that seems to define them.
Hovering on the edge between the definitions,
but the shapes are 4-sided. I'm sticking with Wedding Ring.
Four patches usually fill that space between the arcs in Wedding Rings,
#303 in BlockBase
Pickle Dishes tend to have more variety in the space between
the arcs. Here's a mid-20th century top with a four patch from eBay last month.
One square in the space
A square in a square
The Pickle Dish pattern with triangles is BlockBase #304 & 305.
I counted the number of triangles when I gave these numbers in my Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, but that was silly. There is too much variation to worry about how many triangles in an arc.
A late 19th-century example that once was in Margaret Cavigga's
collection. She thought it was from Pennsylvania.
From the Wyoming Project & the Quilt Index
It's hard to believe blues could fade like this but they did.
Indigo in a few spots, synthetic blue dyes in most of it.
From the Arizona Project & the Quilt Index. Collection of the Pinal County
I could go on and I think I will. Tomorrow.