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Little Giant quilt block, or Heart's Desire quilt block
  • Stephen A. Douglass
    Carrie A. Hall, contributor
    born: Caledonia, Wisconsin, United States ; died: North Platte, Nebraska, United States
  • Little Giant quilt block, or Heart's Desire quilt block, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton
  • Object Height/Width: Original size 381 x 381 mm
    Object Height/Width: Original size 15 x 15 in
  • Gift of Carrie A. Hall
  • Not on display
  • 1938.0688

Illustrated in "Old Patchwork Quilts" by Ruth E. Finley (p. 109). Red and white symmetrical geometric pattern arranged inside a larger circular motif. In the corners are red and blue floral patterned fabric squares and white fabric squares. ("Little Giant" refers to Stephen A. Douglass.)