When Mt. St. Helen erupted in the 1980's my Dad was flying to Seattle. The pilot said "This is once in a lifetime event," so they flew around viewing the scene rather than making it to Seattle on time. That's how I feel about these red and whites. Let's savor this, then get back to our usual thing later. Sound good?
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Red and White Pieced Quilts - Part 3
According to the classic 1935 quilt block identification book "The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt in America" by Carrie A. Hall and Rose G. Kretsinger, this charming block is called "English Ivy." About it they say, "Seldom does anyone, even the most zealous quilt connoisseur, see a finer example of the art of quilt-making than was the original of this unique pattern." What a bold and beautiful example of "English Ivy."