Sunday, November 17, 2013

Lady of the Lake quilt block

Lady of the Lake
June 17, 1933-The origin of the Lady of the Lake quilt pattern was the "subject of much debate" wrote Nancy Cabot in her Chicago Tribune column.

She went on to say, "If you plan to piece the blocks of a dainty pastel tone combined with a matching print, the quilt is sure to be as charming and lovely as the poem, "Lady of the Lake"-it's namesake."

This is not the pattern we would think of today as Lady of the Lake and I have not been able to find any examples of a block or quilt made like Nancy Cabot's block.

I did find an old pattern entitled Galahad's Shield that has a note on it about it being called Lady of the Lake by Nancy Cabot though.  The pattern is for a 12" block and is attributed to The Progressive Farmer. The quilt is to be made of 20 pieced quilt blocks to be set with 20 alternate plain white blocks and a 6" wide white border.

I made my 6" block by paper piecing it.  Here are the parts-

Sew the center of the block before adding the corners-

You can download my pattern here. The Lady of the Lake block can also be found in Electric Quilt's Blockbase program as #2493.

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  1. It's also in the Quilters Cache Too funny as I am currently making some partial blocks from this same pattern!

  2. Thanks! There is a pattern for an 8" block here.