"Housetop"—twelve-block "Half-Log Cabin" variation

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
c. 1965
Cotton, wool, corduroy
77 x 65 inches
Collection of
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Museum purchase and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Aolar Mosely’s daughters Lillie Mae Pettway and Mary Lee Bendolph shared their mother’s enthusiasm for rectilinear patterns and bold colors detected in other branches of the Carson family. Both made versions of the "Log Cabin" or "Housetop" quilt: Lillie Mae's in a rainbow of colors.