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Doe & Darts

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Doe & Darts

Doe & Darts

Doe & Darts
David & Goliath/The Four Darts/The Bull's Eye/Flying Darts/Bull's Eye

While Doe & Darts is the name most familiar to quilters nowadays, it was the last on Ruth Finley's list for this block in her 1929 book Old Patchwork Quilts. Her preferred name was David & Goliath. We understand that Nancy Cabot also called it Bull's Eye in the Chicago Tribune in 1933.

The proportions of Doe & Darts vary depending on who drafts it. Doe & Dart patterns on the Web are drawn on a 10x10 grid. Most are inaccurately credited to Finley. Our "Make It!" icon above links to our diagram of Finley's block; the Make It! icon below links to instructions for the Web variation.

Doe & Darts
David & Goliath/Katie's Favorite

Although it has been attributed to Finley, this version of Doe & Darts got its name elsewhere. It seems to be the only version of Doe & Darts on the Web.

Often, Doe & Darts is said to date back to 1782. That information is incorrect; see Star of Many Points by clicking here:

Nancy Page called it David & Goliath in 1935 and Katie's Favorite in 1943, according to Beyer's Quilter's Album. This version is on a 10 x 10 grid.