This week's puzzle was created by Ida W. Beck between 1952 and 1954. Ida Beck was a shut-in and did needlework and monogramming, which was her speciality. She spent several years planning and making the Rainbow Monogram and Initial quilt.
In the center of the quilt is a fully entwined alphabet monogram which is 14" x 24". There are 9 other alphabets in different scripts and fonts included on the quilt. Each of the scalloped border sections is a month of the year along with its gemstone, holiday, and flower. There are approximately 400 letters, 50 flowers and a dazzling array of birds and butterflies which are worked in embroidery or button-hole stitch applique. It is handquilted with feathers, diamonds, and diagonal lines. The quilt measures 94" x 90" and is in the collection of the Shelburne Museum.
Rainbow1 - 100 pieces non-rotating
Rainbow2 - 100 pieces rotating