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The grey sections in the graphic indicate the piecing arrangement of the light background, but they clearly have a beauty of their own, being more abstract and stabilizing the design with more intricacy.

TENNESSEE PINE 
 
ANTIQUE GEOMETRIC QUILT DESIGNS * TENNESSEE PINE
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TENNESSEE PINE is illustrated in OPTICAL ILLUSIONS FOR QUILTERS, by Karen Combs (1997). As regards the strong windblown character of the design, she writes: "There are many quilt blocks that show motion by use of horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines. Some...show motion by a distinct diagonal force." Barbara Brackman's ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PIECED QUILT PATTERNS derives the block from Delores A. Hinson's, A QUILTER'S COMPANION, 1973. Compare with ROAD TO TENNESSEE !!
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