Hit and Miss
I've been sorting my single-shape pictures, using BlockBase numbers.
They tell me any quadrilateral will tessellate or tile, meaning you need only one pattern shape to cover the surface.
The basic quadrilateral is a square--- So basic I forgot
to give it a BlockBase number under one-patch quilts.
Postage Stamp or Trip Around the World
But I did give them a separate section with pattern classified by
shading rather than shapes.
From Cindy's Antiques shop
From the RickRack blog
There are many ways to shade a quilt of squares.
From Rocky Mountain Quilts
Not in BlockBase
The trouble with indexing quilts of just squares---
when do they become a regular old block pattern---a four patch or a nine patch like the one above?
Screen shot of four-sided shapes from BlockBase
The common early-20th-century throw of wool tailor's samples.
This is often called Stacked Bricks today.
Any rectangle, whatever the proportions, will tessellate.
19th-century quilt from Rocky Mountain Quilt Shop
Color variations on shading pattern
19th-century quilt sold at Skinner's Auctions
Early-20th-century Hit and Miss
Late-19th-century charm quilt.
No two pieces alike?
1 piece; 2 fabrics
Names for #132b I found in print when I wrote the original Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns about 1980:
- Old Garden Wall
- Streak O'Lightning
- Zig Zag
- General Sherman's Quilt (?!)
- Depression Quilt
I suppose a Depression Quilt meant a functional,
tied throw made of old clothes.....
Pattern on the diagonal from about 1900.
I didn't give it a BlockBase number
1930's Amish quilt from Stella Rubin Antiques
Blockbase # 132c
More 4-sided tessellations later.