Monday, April 5, 2021

Mountain Mist Nine-Patch Nosegay


The Nine-Patch Nosegay is a quilt top from Mountain Mist collection. The pattern was published on a batting wrapper in 1937.  It's a strange kind of pattern, half art deco and half whimsical flower.  The colors are kind of different too.  The pattern suggested using a light gray background which was really unusual in that time period.  This lady apparently had more of a taupe color in her stash.  My mother said the taupe-y color reminded her of my great-grandfather's work clothes.

It such an interesting piece but what I find most intriguing is that it was never finished and it lacks the border of the original pattern.

 Did the maker dislike the busy-ness of the pattern after she pieced the blocks?

Most of us had at least one exasperated experience of "What was I thinking?" while we worked on a pattern.  Did that happen to this quilter?  

In an interesting aside--or perhaps a telling one, it's not a pattern one sees regularly.  Maybe it was the use of grey--popular in the 1950s (and now), not so much in the 1930s.  Maybe it was the overall look of the pattern...

Tim Latimer had blocks that he purchased on ebay and hoped to complete.  The blocks he had (see here) were actually a more soothing grey tone which gave the piece a prettier look.  Another blog showed a completed quilt and I'm not sure when that was finished (see here).  To be honest I like that blogger's happy version of the nosegays at the top of the page better.

Your thoughts are always appreciated.  You like this or not?

Have a safe and happy day...I'm off to the garden!


  1. This is really an unusual pattern. I really like the subtle hues used in the finished quilt shown in the bumblingperfectionist blog. It looks kind of classy with that solidly geometric border.

  2. I think the darker gray finished quilt in the second blog is my favorite. Very restful.