Eleven Thieves and Eleven Diamonds.

Beautiful designs and wonderful history of the Ralli Quilt. As for the thieves it appears the police “blanketed” the surrounding neighborhoods and got their men.

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On this day in 1950, 11 thieves, in a precisely timed and choreographed strike, stole more than $2 million from the Brinks Armored Car depot in Boston, Massachusetts. Eight of the culprits were eventually caught and convicted but only a small part of the money was ever recovered.

This hand pieced, machine pieced, hand appliqued and hand quilted “Patchwork with Eleven Diamond Pattern” is 80″ x 49″. The quilt was made in Sangar, Sindh Pakistan between 1976-1999 and is now part of the Michigan State University Museum collection. Traditional quilts made in this area of the world are referred to as Ralli quilts.

View this quilt on The Quilt Index to find out! Read more about its history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view or click the “See full record” link to see a larger image and all the data entered about…

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