"Log Cabin"—"Courthouse Steps" (local name: "Bricklayer") single-block variation

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
c. 1970
Denim
84 x 66 inches

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An oft mentioned design triumph of the Gee's Bend aesthetic has been its quiltmaker's magnification of small pattern blocks to monumental scale, so that the single element becomes the entire composition, as here in Loretta Pettway's c. 1970 "Bricklayer" quilt.

An oft mentioned design triumph of the Gee's Bend aesthetic has been its quiltmaker's magnification of small pattern blocks to monumental scale, so that the single element becomes the entire composition, as here in Loretta Pettway's c. 1970 "Bricklayer" quilt.