Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Irish Rose quilt block

Irish Rose
November 1, 1933-Irish Rose Quilt Traces Original as Far as 1700's! that was the title of Nancy Cabot's column introducing her Irish Rose quilt pattern. I wonder how she could trace it back that far?

She believed the original quilt was actually made in Ireland. Nancy described the first quilt as being "fashioned in varying shades of pink prints," but "modern reproductions of it are seen either in prints or plain colors."

Since the Irish Rose design is an applique pattern, I did not make it for my sampler. There is a copy of an Irish Rose pattern by Nancy Cabot here. It looks exactly like her newspaper drawing but I don't believe it to be the pattern she publishes on this day but rather again at some later date.  The writing on the pattern is not the wording from today's column as seems to be her usual style.

I have not found any examples of quilts made using the Irish Rose design.

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