Monday, May 26, 2014

Orchid quilt block

November 29, 1933-Nancy Cabot designed her Orchid quilt pattern in answer to "a number of requests for a quilt pattern featuring that symbol of luxurious beauty, the orchid." It was sold for "5 cents in coin or stamps" payable to Nancy Cabot at the Chicago Tribune.

This is yet another floral applique pattern which seems to be the theme for November's patterns.

Though lavender was the popular color for the Orchid quilt, Nancy suggested taking "a hint from the horticulturists who have recently produced the flower in various other shades, notably yellow and green."

I have not been able to find any patterns for the Orchid quilt or any quilts made using the design.

Tomorrow-Wild Rose Spray

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