Sunday, September 22, 2013

Solomon's Puzzle quilt block

Solomon's Puzzle
May 24, 1933- The Solomon's Puzzle quilt block may look familiar to those following this blog as it is a variation of the Drunkard's Trail quilt block of February 10, 1933, the Snowball block of  February 2, 1933 and the Indiana Puzzle block of April 7,1933.  They are similar in that they can all be made from the same basic unit.  Color placement and arrangement of the blocks distinguishes them from one another.

Nancy Cabot believed that the Solomon's Puzzle block originated in Vincennes, Indiana in 1866.

For a very different take on how to make this block, try Piec-lique by viewing this very detailed tutorial.  You make four pieces at the same time!

I haven't made this block yet but I would like try this method when I do.  Each of the units needs to finish at 1 1/2".  There are templates available for the Indiana Puzzle block that are exactly the same as needed for this Solomon's Puzzle block.  Just arrange the pieces to match the drawing above.

I have not been able to find any examples of quilts that are made exactly as Nancy Cabot showed her block in the Chicago Tribune.

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