|This top is from the 20's to 40's. It appears that the quilt maker liked the idea of using a little assymetry or accidentally put them together and didn't realize her "mistake". It makes for an interesting quilt.|
|This is the quilt coming together. I have one more row to complete. The borders will make it seem like the crossed block are floating on the borders. I loved taking the "ordinary" background block and making them so lively.|
I think I mentioned that I was volunteering at the MSU Museum in quilting. I am organizing the patterns that were willed to the museum by Cuesta Benberry. Currently I am sorting thru patterns in a box labeled OCS(Old Chelsea Station), Laura Wheeler and Alice Brooks. This block pattern mail order service has some of the most original designs. Many remind me of Art Deco designs. I may be unable to resist at least making one or more of quite a few of the blocks. I couldn't ask for a better thing to volunteer to do.