ROSE CHARM (Grid=8 x 8, curve circle=4 x 4)
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ANTIQUE GEOMETRIC QUILT DESIGNS * ROSE CHARM / ROSE DREAM also ENDLESS CHAIN (Cabot)
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Rose Charm by Nancy Cabot
Quilt Notes: ROSE CHARM debuted as ROSE DREAM in Eveline Foland's column in the Kansas City Star on December 27, 1930. An exceedingly delightful pattern, it has a whole medley of other names, for instance, Nancy Cabot, in her column in the Chicago Tribune, titles it ENDLESS CHAIN, but then in her notes she says it is also called ROSE CHARM (rightly reminiscent of the Foland title). There is a slight difference between the Cabot and Foland versions however, though not at first noticeable, but the Foland pattern is drafted on a 10 x 10 grid, whereas Cabot's version utilizes an 8 x 8, which then widens the center squares just enough to enhance the overall tiling pattern.

As regards piecing the block, Cabot reassures her readers by saying, "Take heart. It is not nearly so difficult as it appears." The column, published May 4, 1933, includes the following:

"The blocks of this pattern when set together without intervening panel of plain material form an interlacing ENDLESS CHAIN over the entire surface of the quilt. The same design is also called ROSE CHARM when it is pieced in rose and white. As an endless chain, it may be made of any two colors. Take heart. It is not nearly so difficult as it appears."

All quilt designs express some manner of creativity: compare with a variety of related titles at this site, for example:

GRANDMOTHER'S DREAM (fantasy)
    WISHING RING (magical)
ROAD TO OZ (dreaming)
    LABYRINTH (mystery)
MYSTIC MAZE (visions)
    LIGHT AND DARK (curves)
POTTED ROSE (stability)
    TEXAS ROSE (awakening)
FANTASTIC PATCHWORK (wild imagining)
 

See NANCY CABOT BLOCKS for more Cabot newspaper clippings at this site!!
 
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