This dramatic Tulips quilt was created by Ruby Short McKim (1891-1976), one of America's most well known quilt designers. McKim sold her first quilt pattern in 1916 and was in her business prime throughout the 1920's and 30's. Many of McKim's floral patterns have a very Art Deco feel as does this stunning Tulips example. It is beautifully quilted and in pristine, unwashed condition. It is interesting that the white blocks repeat the tulips design but with curvilinear patterning. The multi-triangle border is a very clever continuation of the shapes creating the pieced tulips. Measurements are 68" x 88". Maryland origin; circa 1930. McKim was inducted in the Quilters Hall of Fame in 2002.