|The Contrary Wife. Of course.|
|Century of Progress|
|Yes! Look at those points! Cut Glass Dish|
|the back, full of seams|
What I would have loved to find in this book is more history on the blocks themselves - some of these patterns were used by people in the Underground Railroad, and some were simply created to reduce waste with scraps of used fabric around the house. But where and how did they come up with these names!? Some of the block names are truly baffling to me - names like Century of Progress, Contrary Wife, or Broken Sugar Bowl. I stretched and I stretched my mind to work out the abstraction of the Broken Sugar Bowl. Why did they get these names and how can you create the block in a way that best reflects the name when you don't see any relation to it? 1920's farm wives or abstract expressionists? I found this link here, which seems to help a little.
|Corn and Beans|