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Cactus Basket quilt block, or Desert Rose quilt block
  • Carrie A. Hall
    born: Caledonia, Wisconsin, United States ; died: North Platte, Nebraska, United States
  • Cactus Basket quilt block, or Desert Rose quilt block, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton
  • Object Height/Width: Original Size 203 x 203 mm
    Object Height/Width: Original Size 8 x 8 in
  • Gift of Carrie A. Hall
  • Not on display
  • 1938.0256

A large forest green triangle streches across the center of the block and points towards the bottom left hand corner. Two smaller triangles are arranged at the point to form a base. Four brightly colored floral printed diamonds grown out of the triangle towards the top right hand side of the composition. They are fitted together to meet at a point at the bottom.