Saturday, February 22, 2014

Lotus Blossoms quilt block

Lotus Blossoms
September 22, 1933-Nancy Cabot published her Lotus Blossoms quilt pattern on this day. It sold for "5 cents in stamp or coin" which you could send to her at the Chicago Tribune.

She described the construction of the Lotus Blossoms quilt block like this, "The graceful swirling petals may be cut from any of the lovely shades of dusky rose, blue, lavender, and yellow of the real lotus flower. The lily pad leaves will be cut of a shiny smooth green material."

A two page copy of Nancy's original Lotus Blossoms quilt pattern can be viewed here. Since this is an applique block, I did not make it for my sampler.

I have not been able to find any quilts made using this block design.

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