The Connecticut Quilt Project found this dramatic blue and white quilt
that seems to be one of a kind, made about 1900.
The owner who bought it for documentation knew nothing about it. She called it Streak of Lightning.
"What do people in Connecticut know about lightning?," asks a Kansan.
I have little to do lately but spoil the dog so I though I'd try to figure out the pattern repeat.
With little success.
Rotated--- one sees squares but how are they connected?
Usually if you go to the corner you can see the repeat block.
Well, I give up.
Lots of ideas.
Virginia says strips like bargello. Wish we could see the seam lines.
Meghan sends a picture. See her comments.
I pondered Meghan's solution and worked out something in EQ8.
It's one triangular block alternated with a blue, unpieced, half-square triangle the same size.
Set in strips
The triangular block is not in BlockBase+ but there are
many similar square Kansas Troubles/Sawtooth blocks like this one #3168
you could use to draw the pattern.
In fact (Doh!) I have a similar quilt hanging on my office wall right now.
Thank you, Meghan and everyone else who worked on it. We should probably
call it Connecticut Puzzle.
And here is another, easier to see the repeat. Almost the same
Karla worked on it and came up with a block repeat...
Was reading a review of a new book on the history of games,
which mentioned that humans have played games and puzzles for quite a while
as a respite from real-world, harder-to-solve problems.
That's why I like quilt patterns.
Update: Here's another, pretty early from a Freeman's Auction.
Slightly different arrangement of the sawteeth.