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Tumbling Blocks Quilt
Mrs. Ed Lantz (dates unknown)

Location: Elkhart, Indiana, United States

Date: 1910–1920

Materials: Cotton

Dimensions: 80 1/2 × 66 1/4"

Credit: Gift of David Pottinger

Accession Number: 1980.37.62

Photo credit: Gavin Ashworth

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Tumbling Blocks has a long history in the grammar of ornament, dating as far back as ancient Greece, when the pattern appeared as a mosaic floor design. It may have been introduced into quiltmaking in the 1850s. Also known as cubework, the stunningly optical results of floating, stacked, and overall cubic arrangements are achieved through the distribution of color and light and dark pieces.

Stacy C. Hollander, "Tumbling Blocks Quilt," exhibition label for alt_quilts: Sabrina Gschwandtner, Luke Haynes, Stephen Sollins. Stacy C. Hollander, curator. New York: American Folk Art Musem, 2013.


Tumbling Blocks Quilt
Date: 1910–1920
Artist:
Dimensions: 80 1/2 × 66 1/4"
Materials: Cotton
Credit Line: Gift of David Pottinger
Place/Region: United States, Elkhart
Description: Applied binding blind-stitched to top. Rope quilting in outer border; inner, intersecting circles; outline quilting around diamonds.
Accession Number: 1980.37.62
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