The Mayflower Clipper Ship
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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
WONDER OF EGYPT
WONDERS OF THE WORLD