8/25/15

Help in Finding your Decade’s Block:

More like what is not a new block, but very interesting:
Nancy Cabot's 30s blocks can be seen here

For the 60s-70s
and here is a book:

Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns by Barbara Brackman. If you have it please let us know if it gives dates when originated or when popular. You can leave a comment.
An 80s favorite - pillow panels 









From Susan N at Quilt Block of the Month:



1940s-quilt-love.html

mid-century-modern-quilts

Embroidered-States-Quilt.htm  Now I remember seeing a lot of women working on both birds and flowers of the states when I was little.

The book, Victory Quilts by Eleanor Burns would probably provide some good ideas.  It's sampler quilts from the 1940s.  I imagine early in the decade there were a lot of the same designs as the thirties, judging by the fabric reproductions we've had the last ten years.  

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not that I'm old, but the 1950's seem to be missing. Anybody have a place where I can locate information on the 1950's? Thanx! The Crazy Lady

A Nudge said...

Quilting suffered a slowdown between the 1950s and the 1970s. It was still done but more subdued after the war. Wasn't til the the centennial that things picked up - and that was 1986. I'll see what I can find. AN