(Grid = 6 x 6, scroll down to tile)
VARIATION OF SAIL BOATS
 
ANTIQUE GEOMETRIC QUILT DESIGNS * VARIATION OF SAIL BOATS
< INDEX | BOOKS or 
 
search engine by freefind advanced   

On the Sea of Grebes
a boat is making its way
beyond the haze —
 with its sail billowing forth 
to make a vista for spring

Princess Shikishi
(12th c., Japan)

Quilt Notes: Like BEACH AND BOATS, an abstraction for sail boats riding at anchor. Elegantly titled VARIATION OF SAIL BOATS in Barbara Brackman's ENCYCLOPEDIA (#2388), listed in her section, "Blocks with Unpieced Corners," including 24 examples of similar construction. This one as a tiling pattern — with its absolute simplicity — one of the most interesting. Brackman dates it to Jeanne Fadely's, (self-published) "FRAMELESS QUILTMAKING FOR BEGINNERS" 1971. The same pattern is titled V-BLOCK in Maggie Malone's 5,500 QUILT BLOCK DESIGNS (#874), and attributed to "Quilter's Newsletter Magazine," published since 1969.

For the V-Shapes, compare with LEFT AND RIGHT and SHIFTING CUBES, also SYMMETRY IN MOTION and another variation of V-BLOCK. On the diagonal a similar arrangement of triangles, as birds instead of sails, is called BIRDS IN THE AIR.

See ENTERTAINING MOTIONS for more quilt designs with great poetry!!

ANTIQUE GEOMETRIC is edited and
maintained by earlywomenmasters.net
a non-profit, educational website