"One Patch"

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
c. 1960
Cotton
78 x 70 inches

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The square is simplest patchwork form. The "One Patch," based on a grid of squares, is a quiltmaking archetype that leads into patterns of its multiples: "Four Patch,""Nine Patch," and so on. These are often the first templates learned by young girls, who occasionally return to it later in life, with a mature sense of color and a zeal for reinventing the basics.

The square is simplest patchwork form. The "One Patch," based on a grid of squares, is a quiltmaking archetype that leads into patterns of its multiples: "Four Patch,""Nine Patch," and so on. These are often the first templates learned by young girls, who occasionally return to it later in life, with a mature sense of color and a zeal for reinventing the basics.