A puzzle for the quilt pattern fan.
Quilt may date to early to mid- 20th century
I had it filed under the strip quilts but it's really a block quilt.
Here's the block, a square in a square.
Pretty basic. But when I looked in the revised BlockBase+
and The Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns....
it's not in there.
There are not a lot of published designs with a single unpieced center
square like this. It should go over second from the left with a new number
It's not that I've never seen the block.
I just haven't noticed it published with a name.
Set on point in a Fence Rail Set.
Set on point... Most of these look about 1900.
Here's the block in the above quilt.
I drew it up in EQ8 and sketched it as a quilt---
But that's not the repeat at the top of the page.
The blocks are offset. Repeated in a half-drop repeat.
Instead of lining the blocks up you shift one row a half a block over.
66" x 72"
You'd need 30 blocks (Finishing to 12") and 6 half-blocks for the edges.
So how would the half-drop repeat work on similar blocks
like this one
#2406a Right & Left from the Ladies' Art Company
Would that be an effective set for any square in a square block?
#2476 Balkan Puzzle from Nancy Cabot...
Which makes a pretty complex repeat when blocks are stacked up side by side.
More complex--- but an improvement?
I think it's that large plain square that makes the half-drop set work.