Sunday, April 24, 2011
Tic Tac Toe
This quilt isn't perfect but I think it did have my name on it. I found it last week in an antique mall near Columbia, Missouri and paid $35 to bring it home to admire.
I found the pattern in the Encyclopedia. Block 2770: At the Depot (Clara Stone), Railroad Crossing (KC Star 8/21/35) - I'll bet my maker used that Star pattern....
It measures 68" x 82". The blocks do vary in size - one measured 9" square, another 7 1/2" square. So putting the blocks on point with setting triangles between makes sense (and is a good way to deal with different size blocks we might want to set into a quilt....). It is assembled in columns.
I love looking at this quilt. No blocks are alike - the fabrics are mostly worn clothing. Some have worn away and the binding is worn. This quilt was well-loved and well-used.
So here's my plan: I am loving the uniqueness of so many of these blocks, I will post a couple per day for a while so you can see the wildness too.