Quilt Notes: ARABIC LATTICE, utilizing a traditional Arabic design, is illustrated with piecing diagram and full pattern templates in CARRIE HALL BLOCKS: Over 800 Historical Patterns, edited by Bettina Havig, American Quilter's Society, 1999. The design was illustrated in the Nancy Cabot column in the Chicago Daily Tribune, September 24, 1934, where Cabot says it was first pieced in 1880. For another fabulous Escher-like tessellation quilt design (alternating the positive and negative of a complex geometric pattern), have a look at PUDDING & PIE! |
For a fascinating look at lots of illustrations for this type of block, see TESSELLATION QUILTS by Christine Porter, and DESIGNING TESSELLATIONS by Jinny Beyer (1999, "the secrets of interlocking patterns").
Compare the tilt of the center squares with RADIO WINDMILL and DELAWARE CROSSPATCH. A selection of classic lattice designs at this site includes:
DOMINO AND SQUARES
DUCK CREEK PUZZLE