....my true love gave to me...
a vintage one patch quilt
|1900-1910 Tumbler Quilt from Central New York|
I like to think of Escher growing up (after all he was born in 1898) and having slept as a child under a beautiful one patch quilt. While my speculation is purely conjecture, think of it as "the artist having their finger on the pulse of society" (which is what a favorite art history teacher said in EVERY lecture).
Often with one patch quilts, the quilter would use a different fabric for each template creating a new category of quilts called "Charm Quilts." The tumbler quilt above is not a charm quilt, but there are some wonderful fabrics to study in indigo, red, double pink, manganese-bronze style, cretonne, plaid, mourning prints and some great neon black prints.
Barbara Brackman (which is now out of print!). I have always referred to them as Building Blocks or Baby Blocks.
More treasures to follow ...