Quaint Old Patchwork Blocks (McCall's Magazine, 1916)
 



Ephemera Record: 5D-A8-5

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title
Quaint Old Patchwork Blocks (McCall's Magazine, 1916)
creator
  • Jackson, Ida M.
dateOriginal
12-00-1916
timePeriod
1901-1929
description
"Quaint Old Patchwork Blocks" is a one-page article in McCall's Magazine, December 1916, that illustrates nine block designs -- three pieced, six appliqued -- collected by the author over many years.
source
Jackson, Ida M. "Quaint Old Patchwork Blocks: Some Designs Your Grandmother May Recognize," McCall's Magazine, December 1916, page 49.
city
New York City
state
New York (NY)
country
United States
type
Text
textType
  • Article
otherType
Magazine article
language
English
InstNameF003
  • Wilene Smith Private Collection
InstProjNameF003a
Wilene Smith Private Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
McCall 1916-11 1.jpg
rights
public domain
subjectlist
  • Block pattern

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QUAINT OLD PATCHWORK BLOCKS
SOME DESIGNS YOUR GRANDMOTHER MAY RECOGNIZE
By IDA M. JACKSON

Editor's Note.--Mrs. Jackson has spent years in collecting these rare quilt designs--dear to the eyes of our grandmothers and now equally precious to us. We shall be glad to furnish you perforated patterns of them at ten cents each. Address McCall's Magazine, New York City.

THE HARRISON ROSE.--This quilt is made of nine blocks, eighteen inches wide, set together with four-inch strips, and has a twelve-inch white border.

MOUNTAIN LILY.--Nine fifteen-inch blocks, set with white squares; ten-inch green border.

THE CACTUS FLOWER.--Sixteen blocks, sixteen inches square, set together with four-inch strips. White quilt border is eight inches wide.

OLD MAID'S PUZZLE.--Forty-two blocks, ten inches square, set together with sash strips three inches wide. Quilt has five-inch white border.

STRAWBERRY BASKET.--Thirty ten-and-a-half-inch blocks, set diagonally with white squares; pink border.

THE MORNING STAR.--Thirty blocks, set square, joined by three-inch white strips, and finished with a four-inch white border.

MEXICAN ROSE.--A twelve-inch white border, bound with green, encloses nine blocks, eighteen inches square, with four-inch sash strips.

RARE OLD TULIP PATTERN. [No description.]

THE INDIANA BEAUTY.--Forty-two blocks, set together without any other joinings. Around the quilt is a white five-inch border, bound with red.

Contributor's note: Mrs. Jackson's identity has not been discovered. Her byline also appears with the article, "The Old-Fashioned Patchwork," in Woman's Home Companion, May 1915.

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MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
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Quilt Index