WEAVING PATHS is an unusual 11-patch pattern!! Maggie Malone has a sum total of only 32 designs listed in this category in her compendium, 5,500 QUILT BLOCK DESIGNS, including, for example variations for HOMESPUN BLOCK and QUILTERS DELIGHT. All three are unique to Nancy Cabot's collection, illustrated in the Chicago Tribune, this one published on February 21, 1936. There's also a variation of PERSIAN STAR from the Ladies Art Company Catalogue, however it is drafted here on a 32 x 32 grid.
In order to tile the pattern four blocks have to be set together, each one rotated to the right to create a beautifully symmetrical design — see the four-turned block here and the resulting tiling pattern below (actually a slight variation using the design upper left). Nancy Cabot's comments on WEAVING PATHS state the following:
"Avid quilt makers quite frequently are burdened with an oversize scrap bag of printed and plain materials with which they know not what to do. WEAVING PATHS is one of the intriguing patterns which utilize all print, all plain, or a combination of both materials. The entire quilt is composed of these interesting blocks, and they are set square to square to form looping bands. The trick in the makeup is that adjoining blocks should be turned so that all loops radiate from a common center."
More paths and journey patterns at this site include:
ROAD TO OKLAHOMA
A WINDING TRAIL
ROAD TO TENNESSEE