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June 20 Today’s block was probably first published in an article about the WCTU in Farm and Fireside, August 1, 1888; but was subsequently published by the Ladies Art Company (pattern #161) and would have been in print by 1897. Barbara Brackman also found it under the names: Montgomery (Hearth and Home) and Celestial Problem (Nancy Cabot, Chicago Tribune, 1935).

June 20 Today’s block was probably first published in an article about the WCTU in Farm and Fireside, August 1, 1888; but was subsequently published by the Ladies Art Company (pattern #161) and would have been in print by 1897. Barbara Brackman also found it under the names: Montgomery (Hearth and Home) and Celestial Problem (Nancy Cabot, Chicago Tribune, 1935).

A simple block with a nice secondary pattern, Eight Hands Around is yet another classic from the Ladies Art Company, According to Jinny Beyer it sometimes also gets called Eight Hands Round, but I’ve never heard of that one.

June 21 Windblown Square. Today’s block was probably first published in an article about the WCTU in Farm and Fireside, August 1, 1888; but was subsequently published by the Ladies Art Company (pattern #161) and would have been in print by 1897. Barbara Brackman also found it under the names: Montgomery (Hearth and Home) and Celestial Problem (Nancy Cabot, Chicago Tribune, 1935).

June 21 Windblown Square. Today’s block was probably first published in an article about the WCTU in Farm and Fireside, August 1, 1888; but was subsequently published by the Ladies Art Company (pattern #161) and would have been in print by 1897. Barbara Brackman also found it under the names: Montgomery (Hearth and Home) and Celestial Problem (Nancy Cabot, Chicago Tribune, 1935).

December 21 Summer Winds.Today’s block was probably first published in an article about the WCTU in Farm and Fireside, August 1, 1888; but was subsequently published by the Ladies Art Company (pattern #161) and would have been in print by 1897. Barbara Brackman also found it under the names: Montgomery (Hearth and Home) and Celestial Problem (Nancy Cabot, Chicago Tribune, 1935).

December 21 Summer Winds.Today’s block was probably first published in an article about the WCTU in Farm and Fireside, August 1, 1888; but was subsequently published by the Ladies Art Company (pattern #161) and would have been in print by 1897. Barbara Brackman also found it under the names: Montgomery (Hearth and Home) and Celestial Problem (Nancy Cabot, Chicago Tribune, 1935).

12-10 Twenty T's. Nancy Page is responsible for Twenty T’s (also called Twenty Tees).

12-10 Twenty T's. Nancy Page is responsible for Twenty T’s (also called Twenty Tees).

December 15 – Kathryn Kerr's 365Challenge

December 15 – Kathryn Kerr's 365Challenge

12-13. Hither and Yon is originally from Farm Journal (unknown date); but it has also been attributed to Nancy Cabot under the name Spool

12-13. Hither and Yon is originally from Farm Journal (unknown date); but it has also been attributed to Nancy Cabot under the name Spool

12-12 Fanny's Favorite.The first record of today’s block is probably in 1909 from Clara Stone, when it was called Diamond Ring. Following this, the block was published by the Ladies Art Company under its more common name, Fanny’s Favorite (#464, 1922). Hall also used this name in 1935. Nancy Cabot published it under two different names: My Favorite (1933) and Old Favorite. In 1938, it was published by Needlecraft Supply as Grandma’s Choice.

12-12 Fanny's Favorite.The first record of today’s block is probably in 1909 from Clara Stone, when it was called Diamond Ring. Following this, the block was published by the Ladies Art Company under its more common name, Fanny’s Favorite (#464, 1922). Hall also used this name in 1935. Nancy Cabot published it under two different names: My Favorite (1933) and Old Favorite. In 1938, it was published by Needlecraft Supply as Grandma’s Choice.

12-9 Christmas Tree. This block is one of the many variations on the Ladies Art Company Tree of Paradise block (#290, c. 1895). It has variously been called Christmas Tree Patch (Comfort), The Pine Tree (Finley, 1929), simply Tree (Dakota Farmer, 1927) and Bay Tree (Needlecraft Supply, c. 1938).

12-9 Christmas Tree. This block is one of the many variations on the Ladies Art Company Tree of Paradise block (#290, c. 1895). It has variously been called Christmas Tree Patch (Comfort), The Pine Tree (Finley, 1929), simply Tree (Dakota Farmer, 1927) and Bay Tree (Needlecraft Supply, c. 1938).

12-11.Bowl of Fruit is one of Nancy Page’s block. Perfect for this time in year, as all the delicious summer fruit comes available.

12-11.Bowl of Fruit is one of Nancy Page’s block. Perfect for this time in year, as all the delicious summer fruit comes available.

August 22. Vines at the Window was published by Nancy Cabot in the Chicago Tribune in 1937.

August 22. Vines at the Window was published by Nancy Cabot in the Chicago Tribune in 1937.

May 5. Hearth and Home (a periodical published by Vickery and Hill Company in Augusta, Maine from 1885 to the 1930) gave us the Rhode Island block, according to Barbara Brackman.

May 5. Hearth and Home (a periodical published by Vickery and Hill Company in Augusta, Maine from 1885 to the 1930) gave us the Rhode Island block, according to Barbara Brackman.

July 5 Star & Pinwheels. Lots of movement in today’s block. It is Star and Pinwheels, first published by Nancy Cabot in the Chicago Tribune in 1957.

July 5 Star & Pinwheels. Lots of movement in today’s block. It is Star and Pinwheels, first published by Nancy Cabot in the Chicago Tribune in 1957.

11-22. Star and Cross was first documented by the Ladies Art Company (#284, c1895); but like so many of their patterns, it appeared much earlier. Lockport Cotton Batting Co notedin its1940s batting wrapper that it is “truly an antique in every sense of the word … the original quilt from which this pattern was taken was made over 95 years ago”. This would date the original quilt in the 1830s.Lockport called the block North Star, while it was also published as Shining Hour by Farm Journal in…

11-22. Star and Cross was first documented by the Ladies Art Company (#284, c1895); but like so many of their patterns, it appeared much earlier. Lockport Cotton Batting Co notedin its1940s batting wrapper that it is “truly an antique in every sense of the word … the original quilt from which this pattern was taken was made over 95 years ago”. This would date the original quilt in the 1830s.Lockport called the block North Star, while it was also published as Shining Hour by Farm Journal in…