This is just finished, another block reproduced from my 1938 Oklahoma friendship quilt. I put the date on my block, made exactly eighty years after the original.
The pattern is a Laura Wheeler pattern, number 1458 called Grandmother's Prize. I found the pattern in a newspaper archive shortly after the antique quilt arrived in the post.
Just your typical newspaper quilt pattern in a 1939 newspaper. Which paper did I find it in? The Toodyay Herald, from Toodyay, Western Australia, January 6, 1939; exactly seventy-nine years ago today. So it's not just the USA newspapers that printed quilt patterns, they were found here in Australia too.
Toodyay sounds like a great place to visit. Wonder if there are any quilts in the museum?