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ANTIQUE GEOMETRIC QUILT DESIGNS * THE MAYFLOWER
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The Mayflower Clipper Ship
(Tattoo) from Pinterest
Quilt Notes: This classic quilt design called THE MAYFLOWER dates back to the late 19th century Ladies Art Company Catalog, #200, later republished in Nancy Cabot's quilt column in the Chicago Daily Tribune on July 27, 1934, and where Cabot notes the block enjoying a new popularity. Cabot uses only solids in her newspaper illustration, but the simplicity of the design invites more exotic fabric choices, especially nautical fabric motifs. Cabot's notes state the following:
"The name of this block is synonymous with Pilgrims, 1642, and the state of Massachusetts. It is a simple and attractive member of the quilt family which is enjoying a renewed popularity. MAYFLOWER measures 9 inches square when completed, but it pieces with surprising rapidity."
"The Mayflower" of course also refers to the clipper ship which transported the Pilgrims to Plymouth, Massachusetts, from a site near the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, England. More designs at this site exploring the world would include:

WORLD'S FAIR PUZZLE
    FRENCH STAR
CHINESE COIN
    SPANISH SQUARES
CHINESE PUZZLE
    WONDER OF EGYPT
WONDERS OF THE WORLD
    CHINESE GONGS
JAPANESE FLOWER

For more Nancy Cabot designs at this site, see CABOT BLOCKS!!
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