This photo caught my eye.
|Lydia Baker, Philadelphia|
However, what struck me today was the shape of the applique. It was both familiar and not familiar. Scanning through the other photos I found its match.
|Elizabeth Cowan, Sadsburyville|
It's the same patten as Block 2, Elizabeth Cowan's block. The two outside arms of the leaf have been cut as part of the main block, and the inside of the leaf is a single piece. The inside of the leaf shape branches differently but the outline is the same. The finished effect is quite different. I wonder if Lydia and Elizabeth were using the same source for a pattern. Perhaps they had a one colour design and chose to make it with two colours.
Today was the first time I realised the two blocks are the same. That's one of the reasons why I like this quilt so much. Each time I look at it I find something new.