COMING TO BLOOM by Paul Klee, 1934
HAYES CORNER is illustrated in Jinny Beyer's QUILTER'S ALBUM (2009), pg 153.5. Also another slightly different and earlier version (illustrated here) can be found in Beth Gutcheon's THE PERFECT PATCHWORK PRIMER (1973), pg. 190, and in which she describes it as "a king-size bedspread," which won't fit into a washing machine and has to be dry-cleaned. And as regards the cleaning she explains:
"You can bet your buttonhook that the pioneer woman who spent fourteen years piecing a Blazing Star out of scraps from her children's outgrown pinafores would have sent it to the dry cleaners too if she had the chance."
The color combination used for the rendering upper right and below in the background pattern were inspired by Paul Klee's modernist and very similarly boxy abstraction, COMING TO BLOOM, dated 1934 and illustrated left. Quilt designs also came into vogue in that same era of modernism and abstraction and were illustrated in various newspapers at that time, including NANCY CABOT'S famous Chicago Tribune column. More color schemes for quilt designs at this site inspired by Klee's magnificent color combinations include, for example:
CENTURY OF PROGRESS
(A) THOUSAND PYRAMIDS