"I used an original design for eight of the blocks in this quilt and the traditional Mariner’s Compass for the center block and borders. There were four things which I felt were unusual at the time the quilt was made: the original block design; the use of partial compasses; the use of sashing areas to create the look of a Medallion style; and the experimentation with large patterned cloth and the fish batik fabric. In Rococo Islands, I try to capture the feeling of ocean, sea birds, islands, and sand bars."

-Mary Jo Dalrymple


  • Title: Rococo Islands
  • Creator: Mary Jo Dalrymple
  • Date Created: 1982
  • Physical Location: Collection of The National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, United States
  • Location Created: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 94" x 94"
  • Subject Keywords: Quilt, Fiber Art, Fabric Art, Textile Art
  • Type: Quilt
  • External Link: The National Quilt Museum
  • Medium: Fabric
  • Techniques Used: Hand pieced, hand quilted
  • Materials Used: Cottons
  • Accession Number: 1993.01.01

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