Grid & piecing divisions
(top/side edges: 5-7-7-7-5)
Quilt Notes: VENETIAN DESIGN was first illustrated in print in the late 19th c. in the Ladies Art Company Catalogue, #115. It is listed in Barbara Brackman's ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PIECED QUILT PATTERNS under an interesting category described as "Octagon in the Center." See page, 431. Jinny Beyer has a gorgeous section of wheel-shapes in her QUILTER'S ALBUM OF PATCHWORK PATTERNS, p.294-6, where this design stands out because of the squares turning the sides instead of the usual compass-like triangular points. The design is far more simple than all the others, and yet just as energetic, with its own sense of spinning. |
How many quilt designs beginning with the letter "V" can anyone name? This site has only three others so far: VARIATION OF SAILBOATS is equally prized for its simplicity and likewise brings to mind a seascape. The other two are V-BLOCK, and VORTEX — both shape names and exceedingly dynamic. Compare the turning squares round the perimeter of this block to ROLLING STONE.