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Finding Past Blocks

PAST BLOCKS If you’ve only just signed up, you can find past blocks in two ways: 1. ‘Older Posts’. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Click on ‘Older Posts’. 2. Search. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Use the ‘Search’ Box. Type a month, or a specific date. NOTE: Scroll down…

Happy Birthday!

BIRTHDAY CAKE If today is your birthday, firstly, Many Happy Returns! Secondly, feel free to substitute today’s block with this birthday block … except perhaps if it’s the central medallion, centre borders, or perhaps the corner flowers (in this case, keep this block up your sleeve for when I give you something horribly difficult which…

December 13

HITHER AND YON, 6″, Light Today’s Block Hither and Yon was first published by Nancy Cabot in the Chhicago Tribune in 1936. The same block, not set on point was subsequently published by Farm Journal and Farmer’s Wife around 1941. Fabric Key for Cutting Download December 13 instructions (as .pdf). Reference: Beyer, J. (2009) The…

December 11

BOWL OF FRUIT, 6″, Light Today’s Block Bowl of Fruit is a Nancy Cabot block. Perfect for summer, and the stone fruit coming into season in Australia for Christmas. Yum. Fabric Key for Cutting Download December 11 instructions (as .pdf). Reference: Brackman, B. (2012) BlockBase Version 2.2, “Bowl of Fruit” The Electric Quilt Company: Ohio,…

December 10

TWENTY T’S, 6″, Light Today’s block is Twenty T’s or Twenty Tees from Nancy Page (date unknown). Today’s Block Can you see the twenty T’s? Fabric Key for Cutting Download December 10 instructions (as .pdf). Reference: Brackman, B. (2012) BlockBase Version 2.2, “Twenty T’s” The Electric Quilt Company: Ohio, USA

December 9

CHRISTMAS TREE, 6″, Light Today’s Block This block is a variation of Comfort‘s (a periodical published from 1888 to 1942) Christmas Tree Patch. I have maintained the tree trunk layout, but re-drafted it as an 8 x 8 grid pattern to make the pieces easy-to-cut in our 6″ version. The original pattern is on a…

December 8

FRAYED SAWTOOTH STAR, 6″, Light Frayed Sawtooth Star is one illustrated in EQ7. It is a traditional block, but I can find no other information about its origin. Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download December 8 instructions (as .pdf). Reference: Electric Quilt Company, (2014), Electric Quilt, Version 7, Build 3, “Frayed Sawtooth Star” Electric…

December 7

CROSS ROADS, 6″, Light Barbara Brackman states that the origin of the Cross Roads block is uncertain, but it is often attributed to Nancy Cabot. Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download December 7 instructions (as .pdf). Reference: Brackman, B. (2012) BlockBase Version 2.2, “Cross Roads” The Electric Quilt Company: Ohio, USA

December 6

MOSAIC #18, 6″, Light Today’s Block The name gives this block away as one of the Ladies Art Company mosaic blocks. Mosaic #18 is from the 1897 catalogue (#346). Hall also used this name in 1935 for a multi-coloured version similar to ours. Original Ladies Art Company Pattern Tile Other names include: Mosaic #1 (Nancy…

December 5

ILLINOIS ROAD, 6″, Light Today’s Block Today, another easy block for you. Illinois Road was released by Nancy Cabot in her syndicated columns in 1933. Two years later, she released an almost identical block, also called Illinois Road, but with the Two by Two pinwheel block pieced from squares: Fabric Key for Cutting Download December…

December 3

CARRIE NATION QUILT, 6″, Light This block is named for Carrie Nation, a radical proponent of the temperance movement that culminated in the Prohibition of alcohol. She is famed for attacking taverns with a hatchet! The Carrie Nation Quilt block was first published in the Kansas City Star in 1940. Today’s Block Fabric Key for…