I presented my Lecture/trunk show last night at the Black Swamp Quilt Guild in Bowling Green Ohio last night. What a great group!! Thanks to everyone in the guild for such a great reception!!
This top is one that I showed at the meeting.
The Pattern is a simple one (although not simple to piece) just 2 pieces, a square and an elongated hexagon. There are a lot of names for the pattern…..Five Crosses, Lattice Block, Church Windows, Ogden Corners, Kansas Dugout, Old Fashioned Quilt, Ozark Tile Pattern..to name a few. So what should I call it? I have absolutely no idea what the maker of the top called it or which pattern was used, or if she drafted it herself based on one she saw. I can’t pretend to know but since people like to assign names to things I will use the one that I think most people are familiar with…”Kansas Dugout”. If I use that name this is the piecing that comes to mind for most people so it does the job.
It is so interesting to me how the piecing was done. All the hexagon pieces were sewn together first and then the squares were set in. You can see that the maker set in all the orange squares and then either ran out of orange, or ran out of time. (the brown you see is the floor…there is no brown fabric just empty space)
It looks really funny when you hold it up….in pictures you see the floor through the holes and it doesn’t show the holes nearly as much.
it has some interesting fabrics
I will never be able to get an exact match for that orange…..I can come close but it wont ever be perfect so I plan to use a different color for all the remaining squares, I think red will work well.
I have a top in this pattern from the same era where all the hexagons are different fabrics and all the squares are red
I love old quilt tops…
Now for a garden update
Happy Gardening and quilting!