Like her other quilts, I believe grt. grandma Anne, made this one some time between 1924 in Mosier or Hood River, when she bought her new Singer treadle sewing machine, and her death in 1927, in Hood River, Or. Grandma Maryann couldn't tell me much about this one. She just told me she never liked it, so kept it in a bag, on the upper shelf of one of the bedroom closets. A part of me was just delighted, because that is why the quilt is in such great shape. However, another part of me felt rather sad, because this quilt never got to fulfill its destiny, which was to keep them warm on a cold winters night. I think it is just beautiful.
I always stand rather in awe, when I see just how tiny and even her stitch-work was.
UPDATE: I found a pattern on the internet which called this pattern, "Spiderweb," it is a variant, but I believe it is the closest pattern, to our design.
None of these quilts have the little octagon piece in the center, so it may well be, that our family made up their own variant of the spiderweb. I may be prejudiced, but I think ours is a much prettier example of this pattern, than the ones I found online.