Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie!
I hope those in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with family and friends.
With today’s freebie we are going to jump right into Christmas with a Poinsettia Applique pattern from quilt designer Nancy Cabot that was first issued in the Chicago Tribune Newspaper in 1933.
I found the actual clipping from the newspaper archives online.
It’s not very readable, but gives you an idea of what this quilt block pattern looked like in it’s original form.
You can find a bit of history about Nancy Cabot Newspaper Quilt Patterns in this article on the Illinois Quilt History site.
Another great site about these Nancy Cabot (her real name was Loretta Leitner Rising) patterns is on Early Women Masters dot Net which has an index of her quilt designs.
I’ve recreated the full size pattern with instructions. This is an ambitious project to finish for an experienced quilter.
With the many pieces to cut out to make the applique block, using fusible web would probably be the best way to do it.
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You’ll find several different poinsettia quilt block patterns by Nancy Cabot in this book — Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Applique. Also in it is a very similar poinsettia applique block by Grandmother Clark.
Here is the page of pattern pieces. Remember there is no sewing allowance included so the quarter-inch seam allowance will need to be added when cutting them out.
The one page pattern is in PDF file format below:
To read the PDF file you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.
Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.
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