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Grandma's Quilt - Pointed Tiles?
by Christina G Waldman
(Buffalo, New York, USA)
Would love to see more quilts in this pattern
My grandma left a quilt top behind when she died, and I quilted it. I am very curious to learn more about the history of this pattern. The only one I can find was made by a lady whose ancestors came from the Isle of Man. (Ann Wasserman did a blogpost on it, 1/10/20, https://annquiltsblog.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-tale-of-two-quilts.html)
My grandma's people were Scots-Irish. The pattern is not in square blocks, but interlocking units of squares and "house" shaped units, like a square with a pointed roof (and fill-in pieces along the border).
Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Quilt Patterns calls the pattern "pointed tiles."
Grandma never mentioned she had the quilt top when she was alive, but I recognize fabrics from about 1965. She and my great-grandma taught me basic sewing, patchwork, and applique.
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