Friday, October 4, 2013

Cleopatra's Puzzle quilt block

Cleopatra's Puzzle
June 5, 1933-Jigsaw Effect Seen in Amusing Quilt Pattern was the title of Nancy Cabot's column in the Chicago Tribune on this day.  Nancy was referring to Cleopatra's Puzzle, another block using the pieces of the Solomon's PuzzleDrunkard's Trail, Indiana Puzzle, and Snowball blocks that she had previously introduced in her column.

"The designer has produced an unusual and attractive pattern by jigsawing the pieces of the puzzle to the right and left" wrote Nancy.

This is a very simple one patch quilt.  You can download templates for a 6" block here.  I did not make this block for my sampler yet but may in the future.

This block is available in Electric Quilt 7 as Cleopatra's Puzzle under 01 Classic Pieced, Drunkard's Path.

Though this is at the very least 80 years old, I have not been able to find any old patterns or photos of quilts made with this block using the name, Cleopatra's Puzzle.  So, here's what I think a quilt would look like-

Tomorrow-Alabama Beauty

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