Sunday, March 30, 2014

Garland of Leaves quilt block

Garland of Leaves
October 12, 1933-"The Garland of Leaves design is as dainty as a piece of filigree jewelry, a quality that perhaps explains its popularity with women who like to quilt," wrote Nancy Cabot when publishing her pattern by that name.

The Garland of Leaves blocks form a continuous pattern when placed next to each other. "The leaves can be delicately blended in any number of color combinations" suggested Nancy. This would make a nice scrap quilt for a quilter that has lots of small scraps and loves to applique. If anyone tries this quilt block, I'd love to see it.

A copy of Nancy's original Garland of Leaves pattern can be seen here. The blocks were to be made 18" in size with twenty blocks making up the quilt. The pattern also called for a 3" green border. A quilt made following this pattern might look like this-

Tomorrow-Oriental Rose

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