Quilt Notes: This equisite variation on the ATTIC WINDOW design (illustrated in Maggie Malone's 1001 PATCHWORK DESIGNS) first appeared in THE AMERICAN NEEDLEWOMAN, April 1926, according to Barbara Brackman's ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PIECED QUILT PATTERNS. In 1924 (see below) the magazine sold for 10 cents a copy. ATTIC WINDOW, though colored differently, uses the same basic piecing template as CONTRARY WIFE.
Early Japanese Women's Haiku by Den Sute-jo (1633-1698)
(tr. from Far Beyond the Field)
The moon looks cozier
in the sky when you see it
through the bamboo blind.
Listen to sounds of the blind
rolled up and adjusted down...
See CABOT BLOCKS for a selection of newspaper clippings of Nancy Cabot designs!!