July 26

BIG STORM, 3″, Dark This is a block from the EQ7 library … other than that, I know nothing about its origin. Thought it would be fun. Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download July 26 instructions (as .pdf). Reference: Electric Quilt Company, (2014), Electric Quilt, Version 7, Build 3, “Two by Two” Electric Quilt…

July 25

CAT’S CRADLE, 3″, Dark Today’s Block I adore this block. Cat’s Cradle is the name given to this block by the Kansas City Star in 1934. I was also aware that it is called Wandering Lover (Hearth and Home, 1895); but my research revealed a long list of alternative names: Double Pyramids, Dove at the…

July 24

DEVIL’S PUZZLE, 3″, Dark Today’s Block Devil’s Puzzle was first published by Nancy Cabot in the Chicago Tribune in 1934. There are blocks similar to Devil’s Puzzle, but they are assembled as 4-patch blocks: Devil’s Puzzle, Ladies Art Company (c. 1895, #25) Fly Foot (Hall, 1935) Fabric Key for Cutting Try using a different colour…

July 23

SCHOOLGIRL’S PUZZLE, 3″, Dark This block is probably best known as Old Maid’s Puzzle (Ladies Art Company, c. 1895, #25; Hall, 1935; Kansas City Star, 1956), but with our modern sensibilities, I’ve decided to ditch the idea of an ‘old maid’. Grandma Dexter called this block Hour Glass (early 1930s) … but there are so…

July 22

DOUBLE Z, 3″, Dark Today’s Block Double Z is and old Ladies Art Company block (1897). The name was then carried on by Carrie Hall in 1935, along with Brown Goose (Finley 1929). Carrie Hall, and Barbara Brackman seem to reserve the other names for this block, including Devils Claws (Finley, 1929), the alternative name…

July 21

COCK’S COMB, 3″, Dark Cock’s Comb is Nancy Cabot block, but not one published in the Chicago Tribune. It was most likely sold as a mail order pattern by one of several small companies; so the date is unknown. Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download July 21 instructions (as .pdf). Reference: Brackman, B. (2012)…

July 20

GRANDMOTHER’S FAVOURITE, 3″, Dark Grandmother’s Favourite (Favorite) was contributed to the Kansas City Star by Eveline Foland in 1930. Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download July 20 instructions (as .pdf). Reference: Beyer, J. (2009) The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns, p. 94. Brackling Press: Elmhurst, Illinois

July 19

PROPELLER, 3″, Dark Propeller is a Ladies Art Company Block from 1928, #506. Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download July 19 instructions (as .pdf). Reference: Beyer, J. (2009) The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns Brackling Press: Elmhurst, Illinois Brackman, B. (2012) BlockBase Version 2.2, “Propeller” The Electric Quilt Company: Ohio, USA

July 18

TANGLED BRIARS, 3″, Dark Tangled Briars was first published by Laura Wheeler in the Cincinnati Enquirer in 1933. Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download July 18 instructions (as .pdf). Reference: Beyer, J. (2009) The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns, P. 150 Brackling Press: Elmhurst, Illinois

July 17

TWIN SISTERS, 3″, Dark Twin Sisters is yet another Ladies Art Company block from 1897. It has also gone by the names: Pinwheel (1980), Twin Sisters Quilt (Nancy Page, 1942), Water Wheel (1949), Whirlwind (1931) and Windmill (1932). Today’s Block It’s a fun block to construct. Enjoy! Fabric Key for Cutting Download July 17 Twin…