Saturday, January 10, 2009

#5: 1930's Quilt Block-"The Dutch Tile Quilt"

Published in 1933 by the Lansing State Journal, the text of of this article read:

"The true charm of early American patchwork quilts lies in the feeling of coziness they add to your bedroom.

The Dutch Tile Quilt can be worked up in a variety of color schemes, either in two colors, solid colors and white, or in prints and solid colors, or in having each of the six-point stars of a different colored print against your favorite color background. By rearranging the tile in this design a wide variety of quilt patterns can be obtained."(In a handwritten note, the quilter who long ago cut these great news items from her paper, wrote, "Turkey red or red & black (light) black & white.")

I'm not sure if I've ever seen this design made up into a quilt. Have you? Did it have another name for the pattern?

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