Floral Basket, New England, c. 1870
(Betty Sterling, photograph courtesy Mr. & Mrs Leonard Balish.)
Leonard Balish was an antique dealer in Englefield, New Jersey
Basket sampler pictured in Robert Bishop's & Patricia Coblentz's 1975 book
New Discoveries in American Quilts, pg 102.
This quilt may have been inspiration for a Paragon quilt kit
designed by New Jerseyite Florence Peto.
Quilt made from the kit.
Linda Knutson wrote a bit about the kit for her South Carolina guild
newsletter and said it was published in 1966.
Trish Failla posted this quilt on the Quilts Vintage & Antique Facebook group.
Other versions were shown.
Donna Vitale's collection
Denyse Theodore Eisenhardt recently made this one based on the pattern,
hand appliqued and hand quilted.
UPDATE: Penpal Barbara Schaffer commented:
According to Cuesta Benberry's research and contribution to New Jersey project book A Passion for Quilts: The Story of Florence Peto, May Basket No. 01166 was inspired by a Peto antique quilt that was published in McCall's Needlework & Crafts S/S 1966. Paragon offered the kit in two colorways: green and rust, and blue and brown.
We got to see an unfinished kit.
Why are those triangles basted down?
Then I realized you were supposed to applique everything.
Appliqueing triangles not my idea of a good time.