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

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
c. 1970
84 x 66 inches
Collection of
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston

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.