1922 untitled watercolor by
Bauhaus Master, GUNTA STÖLZL
Traditionally, in an "album quilt," each block supports a unique design, as if it were a gallery of many different faces. This single pattern titled ALBUM QUILT is an abstraction of that multiplicity, comprised of many different colored squares and rectangles. The design dates back to the Ladies Art Company Catalogue (#267), published in the late 19th century. A variation called ALBUM PATCH was done by Carrie Hall in 1935. See other variations in Barbara Brackman's ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PIECED QUILT PATTERNS beginning with #1812 and following.
The unusual color arrangement for this pattern, illustrated upper left, is based on an Untitled work by
the Bauhaus Master, Gunta Stölzl, 1922, which in turn was inspired by an excellent blog post on Stölzl, at Barbara Brackman's MATERIAL CULTURE.
For more quilt block color schemes, at this site, derived from artworks by women artists, see:
ANTIQUE TiLE BlOCK (O'Keeffe)
CITY STREETS (O'Keeffe)
FLOWERING NINE PATCH (O'Keeffe)
ON THE SQUARE (Delaunay)
PATCHWORK PINES (O'Keeffe)
SUNSHINE AND STAINED GLASS (Delaunay)
TOWERS OF CAMELOT (Popova)
more links at GIRL'S JOY (Morisot)