Thursday, May 16, 2013

Photos of Rachel Dickey's Block

There are two fleur de lis blocks in the Chester Criswell Quilt.  This is the block by William and Mary Watkins of West Philadelphia.  There are a number of blocks from West Philadelphia.  All you history buffs out there, was West Philadelphia part of the Philadelphia city in the 1850s or was it a separate town?

William and Mary Watkins Block

I like the way the stripe runs diagonally through the block.  The pattern would have been placed on the bias.  I wonder if the maker folded the fabric on the bias and cut out the quarter pattern or if she traced the pattern onto a bigger piece of paper and then cut out the applique.

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1 comment:

  1. I love this classic design and will probably make two of these blocks.


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