Yesterday, I was trying to clean up my sewing room and I came across the pattern. I had just folded up this rather large piece of green and it is so similar to the green in the picture. Maybe, I thought. But then what about those solids? As it happened, I needed to run some errands that would take me within blocks of the quilt shop so I figured, let's just take a look and see. I found the red right away -a Moda Bella (thanks Kathi and Janet for mentioning this fabric). The gold was harder but I found one bolt of an Amy Butler fabric that would "do". As I walked to the cutting table I saw a bolt of gold peeking out from behind some brown fabrics left in the aisle and guess what? It was perfect! (and about half the price of the Amy Butler). So this morning I got two blocks prepped and I am thinking this might just be a four block quilt (I have been rereading Gwen Marston's book this week) but we will see. I have enough red and gold and green to make a larger piece if I get really motivated.
This quilt is called Blossoms and Berries, quilt maker unknown, 1880-1890, Pennsylvania and can be found on page 49 of Treasury of American Quilts.