|69" x 80"|
Nothing beats a classic blue and white for me…. this one has a variety of shirtings as background and a single blue polka dot. I loved the diagonal graphic created by the placement of the darks and light in this Jacob’s Ladder; another block name with a biblical reference.
Actually, I guess you could called them summer spreads as each is backed with what appears to be a white cotton bed sheet. It’s hard to say whether that was done when the top was made or if it was added later. It does indicate to me that they likely came from the same household if not the same maker. There is no tying, tacking or quilting. I believe them both to be from the turn of the century - 1880-1910.
The piecing is essentially a 9 patch composed of five pieced 4 patches (each corner and the center) and four half square triangles.
|54" x 72" Made by Margaret LaBenne c. 1995|
As seen on page 242 Georgia Quilts; Piecing Together a History
|Can you isolate the block?|
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