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28 April-KANSAS STAR, 6″, LIGHT

April 28 Kansas Star, was fittingly published first by the Kansas City Star, by Eveline Foland in It was published under the named Eight Point All Over in but this title is very rarely used.

April 25 Army Star. Today’s block is Army Star, chosen to commemorate Australia’s ANZAC Day, and Italy’s Liberation Day. The block was submitted to the Kansas City Star in 1943, by two soldiers in army training camp for WWII (Topeka Capital Journal, 2004).

Today’s block is Army Star, chosen to commemorate Australia’s ANZAC Day, and Italy’s Liberation Day. The block was submitted to the Kansas City Star in by two soldiers in army training camp for WWII (Topeka Capital Journal,

April 13 The King’s Crown is a Kansas City Star block, according to Jinny Beyer. It was first published in 1931, and then again in 1937 under the name Thrifty Block by Nancy Page in the Chicago Tribune.

April 13 The King’s Crown is a Kansas City Star block, according to Jinny Beyer. It was first published in and then again in 1937 under the name Thrifty Block by Nancy Page in the Chicago Tribune.

August 16 Rising Star. This block was first known as Stars and Squares when it was published by the Ladies Art Company (1897). I’m going with the name, Rising Star given by Ruth Finley in 1929, not only because it is far more evocative, but because it links with this week’s Olympic theme. We’ve seen many a rising star on the sports field.  Other names for our block include Double Star (Illinios State Register, 1933) and Rising Star and Square.

August 16 Rising Star. This block was first known as Stars and Squares when it was published by the Ladies Art Company (1897). I’m going with the name, Rising Star given by Ruth Finley in 1929, not only because it is far more evocative, but because it links with this week’s Olympic theme. We’ve seen many a rising star on the sports field. Other names for our block include Double Star (Illinios State Register, 1933) and Rising Star and Square.

August 19 Flying X, was published as Flying X Quilt in the Kansas City Star, 1938. It has also gone by the names Double Quartet (Capper’s Weekly, 1927), X Quartet (Women’s World) and with a slightly different spelling, X Quartette, in the Kansas City Star, 1939.

August 19 Flying X, was published as Flying X Quilt in the Kansas City Star, 1938. It has also gone by the names Double Quartet (Capper’s Weekly, 1927), X Quartet (Women’s World) and with a slightly different spelling, X Quartette, in the Kansas City Star, 1939.

11-17.Whirlpools is the name given by Nancy Page (Birmingham News,1934); but it has  other common names you might recognise: Windblown Square (McKim,1931 or Hinson,1973, differentiated according to color placement by Jinny Beyer), and Balkan Puzzle (Grandmother Clark’s Patchwork Quilt Designs, 1932 & Nancy Cabot, Chicago Tribune, 1933, again differentiated by color placement). Other Nancy Cabot names: Flowing Ribbons (Chicago Tribune,1935) & Windblown Star (Chicago Tribune, 1933)

is the name given by Nancy Page (Birmingham but it has other common names you might recognise: Windblown Square or differentiated according to color placement by Jinny Beyer), and Balkan Puzzle (Grandmother Clark’s Patchwork Quilt Designs, 1932

12-16. Cheyenne was first published by the Kansas City Star in 1933. It was later published as Rock Garden in the Aunt Martha Series, c. 1963.

Cheyenne was first published by the Kansas City Star in It was later published as Rock Garden in the Aunt Martha Series, c.

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