Nancy believed the Mexican Rose pattern originated in Texas and was inspired by "the lovely cactus rose found in the desert."
The colors of the flower were to be yellow and rose with the leaves and stems "a color as close as possible to the grayish green found in desert blooms," she wrote.
The Mexican Rose design can be found in Electric Quilt as Mexican Rose.
Here are some links to Mexican Rose quilts-
most like Nancy Cabot's
pattern in McCall's magazine 1916
variation from 1800's
variation from 1921