"Bricklayer" variation

  • Click on image to enlarge

    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
c. 1970
Denim
80 x 62 inches
Collection of
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation
Description

The Bricklayer pattern is a widely used variation of the Housetop. For this quilt, Linda Diane Bennett took denim from a dozen or more pairs of work clothes to create unusual movement and variety within an otherwise repetitive pattern.