Okay, here's a wild, intense and wonderful pattern called CUPID'S DARTS, absolutely true in every way to the real thing, and just as complicated. What is not all that evident in Cabot's black and white newsprint rendering is how easily it tiles (see below), and that the darts distinguish themselves more individually according to the color combinations, so that at least somewhat related colors, (though not too obvious, the pattern is designed to have a sense of confusion) are tangent to each other — here bluegreen and greenish gold for one dart and rouge and pink for the other. Cabot's notes state the following (published October 16, 1935, in the Chicago Tribune):|
"Women anxious to utilize various materials in their scrap bags, may select the old and quite romantic pieced pattern called "Cupid's Darts." Of ancient lineage, "Cupid's Darts" dates back to the era when quilt makers were timidly cutting more elaborate patches than the regulation squares and triangles."
Other intricate designs at this site include:
ARRANGEMENT OF SMALL PIECES
A THOUSAND PYRAMIDS