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

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
c. 1950
Cotton, twill, cotton hopsacking, corduroy
85 x 81 inches
Collection of
Tate Modern
Museum purchase and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Aolar Mosely employed a device widely used in the Gee’s Bend quilting tradition: enlarging what is normally one of many blocks to create a quilt consisting of a single block. This technique can be traced to the earliest documented quilts in Gee’s Bend.