Northern Lily/Southern Rose: 9 Appliqued Blocks North & South from Barbara Brackman Traditional patterns in this appliqued sampler include a Union shield and 8 appliquéd roses and lilies drawn from mid-nineteenth-century quilts. The florals are based on regional designs from New York to North Carolina.
In 1854 poet Lucy Larcom wrote lines about the increasing antagonism between North and South: “Let the Northern Lily bloom With the Southern Rose”
The pattern based on that symbolism features 9 appliqued blocks, one quilting design and information for two sets with ideas for more. Sets: • An alternate pieced block set with a double border for an 84" square quilt. • Just the 9 appliqued blocks trimmed to 10-1/2" for a 44" square quilt.
The 14 page design fits 8-1/2 x 11" paper with full-sized patterns for 12" finished blocks. I taught the design and several friends made their versions, which you’ll see throughout this pattern. I designed it with Moda designer Susan Stiff in 2011 and published it as a Moda project sheet back then, now out of print and hard to find.
I’ve redrawn the patterns for this digital format & show new sets.
Block 1REUNION Block 2 DIXIE ROSE Block 3 SETH THOMAS ROSE Block 4 SNOW DROP LILY #5 SETS & ALTERNATE BLOCK Block 6 MIDLANDS LILY Block 7 CAROLINA ROSE Block 8 NEW YORK LILY Block 9 TENNESSEE ROSE WREATH Block 10 INDIANA BOUQUET # 11G.A.R. QUILTING PATTERN