September 20

MOTHER’S FANCY, 6″, Dark Errata Another 6″ block today. Mother’s Fancy is yet another Ladies Art Company block. I do seem drawn to them! It is one of the original patterns in print in 1895 (#140). It was also published as Mother’s Fancy Star by Hall in 1935, and as Evening Star by Oklahoma Farmer…

September 19

JACK’S DELIGHT, 3″, Dark Errata Jack’s Delight is one of Clara Stone’s blocks from

September 18

BLACKS AND WHITES, 3″, Dark Blacks and Whites is a Nancy Cabot block from the Chicago Tribune, 1936: Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download September 18 instructions (as .pdf). Reference: Beyer, J. (2009) The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns Brackling Press: Elmhurst, Illinois Cabot, N. (193)” in Chicago Tribune, November 4, p. 26 Viewed:…

September BONUS

STORM SIGNAL, 6″, Dark I’ve been looking for block for our American quilters, something to let them know that we’re thinking of them while they are cleaning up after the floods in Houston and the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Florida and elsewhere. So, here is a bonus block for September, Storm Signal. This block…

September 17

CATS AND MICE, 3″, Dark Ladies Art Company once again bring us today’s block. Cats and Mice is one of the blocks (#317) added to their catalogue in 1897. Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download September 17 instructions (as .pdf). Reference: Brackman, B. (2012) BlockBase Version 2.2, “Cats and Mice” The Electric Quilt Company:…

September 16

AUNT ELIZA’S STAR, 3″, Dark Errata Aunt Eliza’s Star is yet another Ladies Art Company block (1897). It has also gone by the names: Aunt Lottie’s Star (Nancy Cabot, Chicago Tribune, 1936), Lone Star (1949) and Variable Star (Nancy Page, Birmingham News, 1935). Today’s Block It’s one of my favourites, as it has a nice…

September 15

FOUR LITTLE BASKETS, 6″, Dark Today’s Block A cute little block, originally from the Ladies Art Company (1897, #305) as Four Little Baskets. Hall (1935) and Nancy Cabot (Chicago Tribune, 1938) later published a version with applique handles. Hall called her block Four Little Baskets, while Cabot called hers Four Baskets. Note: today’s block is…

September 14

PICKET FENCE, 3″, Dark Errata Today’s Block This block is originally from Beth and Jeffrey Gutcheon’s The Quilt Design Workbook, 1976, where it had an additional seam compared to our version: Our simplified version is from Judy Hopkins 501 Rotary Cut Quilt Blocks, 2008. Fabric Key for Cutting Download September 14 instructions (as .pdf). Reference:…

September 13

ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL, 3″, Dark What a difference a few letters can make! Here is another Peter and Paul block. This time Robbing Peter to Pay Paul. Today’s Block This block is an original Ladies Art Company one (c. 1895, #154). It has also been called Arizona by Nancy Page (n.d.); however, Maggie…

September 12

ROB PETER TO PAY PAUL, 3″, Dark Today’s Block Rob Peter to Pay Paul is one name is usually applied to Snowball, like the unit in the Flagstones pattern from a few days ago: The block is originally from Farm Journal Quilt Patterns, 1935 or from Carlie Sexton’s mail order company that she ran from…