Monday, June 28, 2021

I'd like to See That Quilt: The Modernistic Flower Quilt

Well it's hot and humid here in Pennsylvania! But it's a perfect time to post an image of a quilt that I've never seen but wish I could!

It's called The Modernistic Flower Quilt and "Mullen" is the signature on the design.  Here is the overall quilt:

I found this pattern was published in two papers:  The Oregonian and The Oakland Tribune.


I've looked everywhere to find an actual image of the quilt with no success.  Have you seen it?

One of the challenges has been that "modernistic" was really a buzz word in the 1930s.  Everything from bridge clubs to sewing groups adopted the word "modernistic" to describe their groups.  This quilt is what I would describe as an art deco style quilt, wouldn't you?

I have the whole pattern for this quilt and if you would like a copy, shoot me an email and I'll send you one.

Have a happy and safe day!


  1. I would love a copy of this quilt It is quite intriguing with the "modernistic" interpretation of the flowers to the unusual alternate block. I hope someone has a picture to share.

  2. Wow, it would be awesome to see this quilt....I wonder about the alternate blocks. My first imagining of it was done is solids but could see William Morris prints working well :)

  3. This is an interesting quilt pattern, one I've not seen before. I, too, would love to see these made into a quilt. What size are the blocks?