By the way, Ann's blog is well worth bookmarking.
Click here to go to see the whole top and more details of this particular fabric.
|This 1950s doll quilt is 20x27 inches.|
Somewhat similar to the fabric in Ann's quilt top, wouldn't you say?
This type of design is so familiar, so iconic to the "modern look" popular in the 1950s. It will be a great dating clue for future historians documenting the quilts of this era.
Then I stumbled on another similar design on eBay. This seller referred to the design as a "Vanart stamped tea towel". It's eBay Item number 150566514000. Or just click here to go to this eBay auction directly.
UPDATE #2 - March 2: Just stumbled on a new blog today. (Only 3 million to go!) The Adventures of the Empress of the Universe....or how I learned to quilt on the Internet. I particularly liked her post titled Bottling Rainbows. You'll see some great examples of small Tile Quilts made from her leftover scraps, not unlike what I did with my little Signature Jazz Quiltlet but her quilt has a more tradtional tile layout format as seen in Bobbi Finley and Carol Gilham's The Tile Quilt Revival. Here is another interesting blog that is a mixture of quiltmaking and quilt history that comes from Holland --Quilting with the Past. Lucy also has experimented with Tile Quilts. Check it out.
Speaking of my Signature Jazz Quiltlet, I am so very pleased to share that it was one of five featured in today's The Wednesday Quilt Show on Jenifer Dick's blog Forty-Two Quilts. If you like red and green applique quilts, check out Jenifer's new book The Circuit Rider's Quilt.