Monday, December 28, 2015

day 27 - Rocky Road

This year has definitely been a "Rocky Road" so it is a good block to post as we near the year end.
Version below is c. 1890 from Pennsylvania and I call it Rocky Road to Kansas via Lancaster (PA)

Detail of the amazing floral striped backing: a true neon print.

This block pattern is part of my Patterns Through Time lecture along with a 1930s version made by my great grandmother in Kanosh, Utah. Here are both of them together.


  1. Lovely quilts, I wonder how this pattern got its name though? As a pattern, it does not seem that rocky to me.

  2. How sweet to have a quilt made by your great-grandmother. I don't think I have a grandmother that quilted.


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