Silk quilt now on exhibit in the show Community Stitches: Quilt Designs & Stories at the Pasadena Museum of History, co-curated by Leah Zieber and Arlene Stevens.
It's an unusual pattern....Not in my Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns.
Which makes me want to figure out the pattern.
Not an easy thing to do.
After a few weeks I decided it was two hexagons.
Perfect for a pattern from Pasadena, California, home of
Pie 'N Burger.
The whole time you were stitching it you could wish
you weren't 2,000 miles away from their cheeseburgers.
But then I realized this repeat was probably WRONG.
(Just like ordering a double cheeseburger would probably be a bad idea.)
The pattern repeat is more logically a diamond-shaped block---a parallelogram
he shape with 45 degree angles like an 8-pointed star.
UPDATE: Well, my mathematical friend Louise tells me I am all wrong here. It's NOT 45 degrees. It's 60 degrees.
Still not in my Encyclopedia.
I guess we could call it Colorado Boulevard.
A parallelogram about 6" long.
So this is the wrong shape.
But draw it for a 60 degree diamond and it should work.
Join the curators for a gallery walk July 20, 2023 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Tickets $15. The show is up through September 10th.