Tuesday, September 6, 2016

McKim Monday ( a day late)

Happy Labor Day (a day late)!
Clara Lemlich

Apologies for the late post!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday!!!

This month, I'm featuring a quilt top that is a variation of the pattern that Mckim referred to as "Indian Hatchet".  The pattern was published in McKim's book, One Hundred and One Patterns which was published in 1931.  It was also published in the Kansas City Star in 1935.  
Later that decade, Kansas City Star would feature my variation as "A Quilt of Variety"; Nancy Page quilt patterns would refer to it as "Lattice".  The variation is simple, the middle sections meet to form an X.  
I love the wild and scrappy look of this piece.  It seems to have everything in it but the kitchen sink and I find it cheerful and inspiring.  I hope you do too!


  1. I have a pile of signature blocks using this block. I need to uncover them and get them together. Yet another UFO.

  2. Ooh I love the scrappiness of that quilt!