Nancy Cabot's SUMMER GARDEN (see illustration left) was first published in the Chicago Tribune, in timely fashion, on
June, 20, 1935. In her comments Cabot states the following, and although she recommends alternating the design with plain bands of red, the design actually tiles very beautifully: scroll down to see how it works below, Cabot says:
"SUMMER GARDEN was one of the first quilt patterns designed after the period of the crazy quilt died out. Squares and triangles were experimented with to create something a bit more unusual than anything previously made, and it remained for a young southern woman to create a pieced block of outstanding simplicity and exquisite beauty. Of the original pieced blocks no two were alike, and they were pieced in both figured and plain materials and set together with bands of red. Only ten pieced and ten plain blocks are required for the entire coverlet. The completed pieced block measures 18 inches square."
More summer and/or garden quilt patterns at this site include:
GARDEN OF EDEN
BUTTERFLY IN THE GARDEN