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Savannah Beautiful Star
(LAC)



Sylvia's Choice


Savannah Beautiful Star (Cabot)

Savannah Beautiful Star
Southern Plantation

This block was published in the LAC's catalog in 1922 as #485. In Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, Barbara Brackman tells us that it has been attributed to Nancy Cabot as Southern Plantation.


Sylvia's Choice

Clara Stone's Sylvia's Choice, in her 1906 booklet Practical Needlework,published an identical block in terms of structure that had wildly different color placement.


Savannah Beautiful Star

In 1935, Nancy Cabot included Savannah Beautiful Star in her Chicago Tribune column, but she drew up a much simpler block that makes the hexagon and triangles all single pieces.

The simplification may not have been for lazy quilters (an oxymoron if ever there was one). Cabot's design is much better for a smaller block with each piece made of a single fabric. However, we don't know how big Cabot's block was supposed to be.

The two colors in the LAC's diagram stood in for light and dark fabrics; a single quilt block might have a different fabric for each piece. The LAC's pattern was 12 inches square.

Star of Bethlehem
Star of Bethlehem
Star of Bethlehem

The Star of Bethlehem block, which was #3 in the Ladies Art Company's 1897 catalog, shares an oddity with hexagonal blocks; the design doesn't quite fill a square block, so the block is resized to fit. The LAC's block was 12 by 10 inches.

Novel Star

Novel Star

The LAC's #366, Novel Star (1897) was designed to be 9 by 7 inches.