Friday, November 29, 2013

Narcissus quilt block

June 29, 1933-"Narcissus" Quilt Pattern Making It's Debut Today was the title of Nancy Cabot's Chicago Tribune column eighty years ago on this day.  I wonder if that means she actually designed this block?

She says it had never before been published. She suggests the flowers "be white or cream white, with deep yellow centers, and the slender stems and leaves a cool green.  The ground color could be a pastel green if one wished a delicate, feminine effect."

This is an applique block that I chose not to make.

There is a link to a Narcissus quilt pattern by Nancy Cabot here.   I don't believe it's from her column on this date but probably from a future column.  The writing on the pattern is not the same as the article like it always has been before and the pattern is drawn a bit differently.  I guess we will see in the future.

Here's what the Narcissus quilt might look like if made according to Nancy Cabot's pattern-

She said to make 30 blocks that are 14" square with a 6" border on all sides.  I have not been able to find any quilts made with this pattern.

Tomorrow-Beggar's Block

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