|Georgetown Circle quilt block|
January 26, 1933-Nancy Cabot published the Georgetown Circle quilt block. She says it was originally called Crown of Thorns. I think that is a more apt name as it has really been a thorn in my side. The way she drew it, it had 42 pieces! I spent a whole day trying to figure out the best way to construct it and finally came up with a paper piecing pattern that makes it very easy to construct. I also eliminated 8 pieces! Can you tell where?
|Nancy Cabot original design|
You can download the pattern for a 6" block here. There are several good tutorials about paper piecing online if you have never tried it before. Try this one or this one. This block is #2048 in the Electric Quilt and BlockBase programs. It is colored differently however.
Nancy recalls that the block was at one time called a Memory Quilt when pieced without the "thorns" from "garments of departed relatives and friends" It was called a Tombstone Quilt when inscriptions were stitched in the center. It's also been called Wedding Ring. I wonder why she calls it Georgetown Circle.