Thursday, October 3, 2013

Missouri Daisy quilt block

Missouri Daisy
June 4, 1933-The Missouri Daisy quilt block was made from two shades of yellow fabric and green and white. The white petals of the flower are "shirred onto a deep yellow center and are padded with extra bits of cotton, bringing the flower out in relief" wrote Nancy Cabot in her Chicago Tribune column. The larger petals are a lighter shade  of yellow fabric with the background being green.

I have seen this block used in many of the quilts shown at the Kalona Quilt Show and Sale held yearly here in Iowa but always with the name of Dahlia not Missouri Daisy.

Kalona is an Amish community so when I found the this block pattern at Quilter's Cache called Amish Dahlia that made perfect sense to me.


Here's a beautiful example of an Amish Dahlia or Missouri Daisy quilt from Quilting in Oz.  Be sure to read the story behind this quilt that was fifty years in the making.



I did not make this block for my sampler. I think it's too complicated for a 6" block.

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6 comments :

  1. Was surprised to find my quilt here tonight. Thank you for linking to my blog. You really should try the block. It's not as difficult as you might think, although mine are considerably bigger than 6". Still it would be doable. Happy quilting.

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  3. Do you know where I could find the pattern used in the block and quilt that you are showing here? I have a pattern that is from the August 17,1932, Kansas City Star (published as "Golden Glow," and credited to Eveline Foland). It differs in that the center circle is noticeably larger, and the surrounding petals and star pieces are therefore less elongated. I like the one that you are showing better! (The pattern that you link to is yet a different pattern, quite different from the one shown in your photos.)

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  4. Do you know where I could find the pattern used in the block and quilt that you are showing here? I have a pattern that is from the August 17,1932, Kansas City Star (published as "Golden Glow," and credited to Eveline Foland). It differs in that the center circle is noticeably larger, and the surrounding petals and star pieces are therefore less elongated. I like the one that you are showing better! (The pattern that you link to is yet a different pattern, quite different from the one shown in your photos.)

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  5. I don't, but maybe contact Mary L through her comment above. It's her quilt that is featured.
    You are a no reply commenter so I can't get back to you personally.

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  6. For anyone looking for this rounded original pattern, the 1930's newspaper pattern is on this pinterest page titled: quilts Missouri daisy:

    https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=quilts%20missouri%20daisy&term_meta%5B%5D=quilts%7Ctyped&term_meta%5B%5D=missouri%7Ctyped&term_meta%5B%5D=daisy%7Ctyped

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