Quilt Notes: |
WAVES OF THE SEA debuted in the Kansas City Star on March 6, 1937. It may be its topsy-turvy balancing act that is reminiscent of the rolling movement of the sea. A very beautiful and unique quilt design.
Barbara Brackman's ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PIECED QUILT PATTERNS is perhaps the only one of the major compendiums of quilt designs, which includes a background check on the various sources that we use now to look back on so many wonderful patterns handed down from the early 20th century. As regards this KC Star, Brackman states the following:
"Patterns appeared in three periodicals [Kansas City Star, Weekly Kansas City Star, and Weekly Star Farmer] from 1928 to 1960. Early patterns were McKim syndicated patterns, but in the early 1930's began a unique column of traditional and new designs by staff members and readers."
WAVES OF THE SEA is also illustrated in Jinny Beyer's QUILTER ALBUM OF PATCHWORK BLOCKS, see p. 101-4. For similar quillt designs combining a four-part movement, compare at this site with:
FORE AND AFT
BIRDS AND KITES
HANDS ALL AROUND