"Housetop"—single-block "Half-Log Cabin" variation (quiltmaker's name: "Plow Point")

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
c. 1945
84 x 69 inches
Collection of
Brooklyn Museum
Gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Within the simple concept of squares within squares, Gee’s Bend quiltmakers exercise their individual design abilities to produce an extraordinary variety of solutions. Lucy T. Pettway’s precise “Housetop” quilts demonstrate her aesthetic interests in technique and problem-solving.