Economically, tobacco was very important to the colonies so Nancy felt it wasn't surprising for women to "have been moved by this same inspiration to design a quilt pattern after the fashion of the common tobacco leaf."
As always, she offered a pattern for making a Tobacco Leaf quilt for "5 cents in stamps or coin."
Though I can find examples of Tobacco Leaf quilt blocks, I can not find any that are like Nancy Cabot's block. You can download an applique pattern that finishes at 6 inches if you want to make this block.
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