Sunday, December 22, 2013

Nebraska quilt block

July 22, 1933-The Nebraska quilt block was designed by a woman who lived in Nebraska.

Nancy Cabot,when writing in the Chicago Tribune about the Nebraska quilt that she based her pattern for the day on, wrote, "The original is a beautiful quilt made in soft golden yellow, but modern interpretations in prints or combinations of prints and plain colors are equally lovely."

The Nebraska block may look complicated at first glance but if you break it down, it is a combination of three easy blocks-half square triangles, nine patches and rail fence-with some plain squares thrown in.

Even though it's easy to piece, it's not practical to make this as a 6" block for my sampler so I didn't.  The seams would be bigger than some of the pieces!

There is a tutorial for making a 42" Nebraska quilt block at ludlow quilt and sew if you are interested.  It looks like this-

Nebraska quilt block

There is a pattern for a 21" block at Quilter's Cache. The Nebraska quilt block can also be found in Electric Quilt's Blockbase  program as #1943.

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