In 1949 the Vancouver B.C. Times published this spatial puzzle
that must have been syndicated from the U.S.
The quilt in question (rather asymmetrical) was "Made up of shoulder patches collected by Grandpa's father in the Civil War."
They must have been referring to something like this, the rather popular style of applique using the images of Union Army Corps Badges.
Caldwell & Company Antiques
Early 20th century Corps Badge Quilt
Shamrock Corps Badge
The Union Army adopted Corps Badges in 1863. Soldiers
often wore them on their hats.
It's an odd allusion. And here's the solution to the puzzle.
The whole puzzle is so obtuse I don't even
get the solution.