An interesting quilt popped up the other day, and I just had to have it. The pattern looked like a sun over a mountain, possibly a variation on touching stars, but it just didn't seem familiar. So I posted a picture to Facebook, shared it with the group, "Quilts- Vintage and Antique" and soon learned what it was. People had various ideas about what it was, from pyramids to mountains with suns. Teddy Pruett thought it should be called "Fire on the Mountain" and I laughed - that's a Grateful Dead tune.
Sandra Starley said, "Brackman #847 Modern Peony - Nancy Cabot. Though coloring is closer to 848 Paeony Block- LAC #308 but it doesn't have the triangle." Later, Wilene Smith posted these pictures.
|The Peony Block for Patchwork in Farm and Home|
(Phelps, Springfield, Mass.), May 15, 1894
|Ladies' Art Company No. 308, Peony Block, ca. May 1897|
|Nancy Cabot / Chicago Tribune, Modern Peony, April 20, 1935|