Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted
I was going through a box of scraps this morning and came across a plastic bag with fabrics and a slip of paper.
200 – 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2 ”
92+ – 3 ” squares to be cut on the diagonal
24 – quarter square triangles for the border
My initial thought was 4 of the 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 strips together but then I put in cracker quilt in Flickr and came up with this.
It has the description
“The ‘Cracker’ pattern is a traditional quilt design for Ocracoke, with four stripes and four triangles per block. One of the interior stripes is always of a red-patterned material. This Cracker wall hanging was pieced of 1940’s fabric by Patricia Kelly, a frequent island visitor from Pittsburgh, PA, and hand-quilted by the Ocracoke Needle & Thread Club.”
I knew immediately the pattern and fabrics was not for this quilt. There are minimal red strips in the bag. I do like the quilt though and googled and found out more about Ocracole quilts.
((I still have the baggie with the fabrics in it. I will photo later. I need help solving the mystery of the quarter square triangles!))
Going back to Flickr I then saw these blocks and realized I have a quilt with this pattern and never knew the name.
This photo came from here.
This is my quilt. The settings are just different.
I now know this is called a cracker quilt. All in a mornings journey! The pattern is here.
I just came across a great new fresh tutorial for a variation of this quilt by “Cut To Pieces” called Cracker Scraps!!! It’s so wonderful to see her post bringing renewed interest to this historical pattern. It even inspired a new quilter! See comments on her post.