August 5

ANN AND ANDY, 3″, Dark

This block has many names, all rather uninteresting, except for Ann and Andy (although the date and source are un-known, Brackman, 2012), so I’ve chosen that one. A quilter from last year suggested it was named for the children’s characters, Ann and Andy, and remembers her mother telling her about playing with Ann and Andy dolls as a child.

So what are all the uninteresting names? There’s Mosaic #17 from the Ladies Art Company (#345, 1897), and Mosaic #10 (Nancy Cabot), Triangle Tiles (Needlecraft Supply, c. 1930s), Triangle Charm (Jinny Beyer), Design No. 1 (Q Book 1) and Sawtooth (Maggie Malone). Another name is Geese in Flight (1974), as if we don’t have enough Goosey-titled blocks.

5 Sawtooth
Today’s Block

August 5 key
Fabric Key for Cutting

August 5 cut

August 5 sew

Download 5 August instructions (as .pdf).


Beyer, J. (2009) The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns
Brackling Press: Elmhurst, Illinois

Brackman, B. (2012) BlockBase Version 2.2, “Mosaic #17”
The Electric Quilt Company: Ohio, USA

Malone, M. (2003) 5,500 Quilt Block Designs, p. 105
Sterling: USA