I first saw this pattern at the International Quilt Show at Rosemont
where a beautiful antique quilt called 'tobacco leaf' stole my heart.
The majority of blocks I've found with tobacco in the title consist of curved pieces.
It took quite a while to track the original pattern down...
I finally found it and whipped up a quick block
for the RSVP fundraiser quilt.
The English Ivy Vintage Pattern dates back to the early 1900s,
appearing in the Kansas City Star in 1931.
Can't you just see a whole quilt of these beauties?