Nov 22, 2013


I have Nancy J. Martin's Perpetual Calendar 365 Quilt Blocks a Year
 atop my computer.  Today's block is a 12 inch block called Indian Mats.  Now I know what my recent "Reflections" most reminds me of!  I thought Delectable Mountains maybe but still, that Southwest vibe.  Not quite it.  

This block according to BlockBase software is attributed to Nancy Cabot and dates to the 30's.  (BlockBase is the Electric Quilt's software version of Barbara Brackman's ground breaking work in Encylopedia of Pieced Quilt Blocks and is derived from print sources from 1830 to 1970.)

On the notecard is a little bit about Nancy Cabot.  I don't know how well the font will show up in the screen capture or of course, who really designed the block.  Do we EVER really know when one is dealing with geometric shapes?

My Billie Lauder version is quite similar in the basic shape outline, though the technique of arriving at that point is quite different.   Visualize lines across the block and a change in coloration.  The Reflection block is slightly rectangular with blocks finishing at 9 1/4 x 10 and working with two pair of essentially 10 inch squares.

Below my quilt for comparison.

Back to sewing---at the moment I am working on the ties for the tree skirt before I change out the thread and start sewing on the paint chip challenge.  The applique stuff is all ready to roll and I hope to have this completed by tomorrow evening.   We'll see!


  1. I love this quilt! Defnitely a Southwest feel to it, so I totally get the name of the block.


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