Nancy Page Summer Garlands Quilt, 1936

Today I have another Nancy Page pattern from the 1930s, but this time it’s an appliquéd quilt. In the article Nancy explained to her Quilt Club pals that the quilt was designed as a summer spread for a twin bed, so her version would not be quilted. The club members thought Summer Garlands was reminiscent of Nancy’s earlier French Bouquet quilt. I agree, but when I look at this pattern, I keep seeing possibilities for quilt borders.

The individual festoons measure 8″ x 36″, and each was published in a series of square sections. Festoon #1 has 6 sections, but only 4 patterns (A/F and B/E are condensed into two patterns). If you continue clicking on the images until they reach their maximum resolution, you should be able to print the patterns at their original size (8″ square), and hopefully be able to read the text as well.

I plan post one pattern each week for the next 16 weeks, similar to the original publication schedule. Check back on Thursdays for the latest Summer Garlands pattern.

UPDATE:  Links to all the patterns are located on the last post in this series.



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