The following is provided as a correction to my earlier post (paragraph 2) about the Bird of Paradise Quilt Top.
The Lost Boy Quilt is the exact replica of the Bird of Paradise Quilt Top Blocks. The border is a Scalloped Border that has been added.
Folk Art in New York for Jean by Patricia Cox has different blocks and borders, but is based on the Bird of Paradise Quilt Top.
The Civil War Bride quilt pattern is an exact replica of the original Bird of Paradise Quilt Blocks, but the Border has flowers and leaves with Birds.
A Bountiful Life pattern has the exact replica of the original Bird of Paradise Quilt Blocks and Border, WITH the exception that the men on horseback have been omitted.
Now we all know more than we ever wanted to about the original and all the patterns that have been reproduced! I will now have to make a decision on whether to make the Lost Boy – with Block size of 14″x14″ or the CWB with Block size of 11″x14″. Whichever way I go I will wait for a decision on the border (hummmm will probably have problems with that decision at the end – but a nice challenge for later!)
Here is a picture of the original Bird of Paradise Quilt Top from the New York Museum. Have a great evening.