Saturday, May 17, 2014

California Oak Leaf quilt block

California Oak Leaf
November 20, 1933-The California Oak Leaf is the quilt block of the day. Nancy Cabot called the design an "unusual interpretation of an oak leaf" and believed the design originated in California in it's early days.

Many of the first quilts made using the California Oak Leaf pattern "were pieced, probably because of a scarcity of better colors and fabric from which to choose, in red, green and muslin," Nancy wrote.

In the 1930's however, Nancy thought quilters would "prefer to create the pattern in the soft tones of the oak leaf in autumn."

I can not find a pattern for this applique block as Nancy had shown it but I found a similar quilt here.

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