Monday, February 11, 2013

World Without End quilt block

February 11, 1933-Nancy Cabot presented the World Without End quilt block pattern in her Chicago Tribune column.  This block got it's "name from the book of common prayer" she tells the reader.  It was to be pieced "without intervening blocks of white.  The points of the stars join in the corners forming a kaleidoscope design" which gives the illusion of a world without end.

Nancy added that this quilt pattern has also been made using just two fabrics with the center square being the same as the background.

You may download templates for the block here.

I made a 6" finished block.  The photo at the right shows how I constructed the block.  I sewed 3 sections as shown  and then sewed those sections together.  I printed my templates on freezer paper. I  ironed each template to the top of a stack of 4 pieces of fabric and rotary cut all 4 pattern pieces at one time. Very easy block!

This block can be found in Electric Quilt"s BlockBase program as #2975d.

Tomorrow-Young Man's Fancy


  1. This is a lovely one -- can't wait to give it a try :)

    1. ...and thanks too for including the size of the centre square, that really helps when checking the accuracy of a printout!