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Persian
Persian
Persian Star/Persian Squares

This intriguing block was the Ladies Art Company's #525, published in 1928. Carrie Hall named it Persian Star in her 1935 Romance of the Patchwork Quilt in America, and columnist Nancy Page named it Persian Squares in 1942, according to Jinny Beyer's Quilter's Album. It's drawn up on a 14x14 grid.

Sonnie's Play House
Sonnie's Play House

This two-color block is from a 1935 Kansas City Star, which suggested using a solid and a print. Click on the graphic to see a whole-quilt mockup.

The block is based on a grid of 18 squares by 18.

Golgotha
Golgotha
The Three Crosses/Cross Upon Cross

Ruth Finley's 1929 Old Patchwork Quilts included this charming block among those named for Biblical themes. It's based on a grid of 12 squares by 12.

Crowned Cross

Crowned Cross
Cross & Crown/3 Crosses/Three Crosses/Cross Upon Cross

In just two colors, this busy little block requires a lot of unnecessary work, but that's how Finley presented it in 1929. (We've reversed her colors to show the seam lines.)

Nancy Cabot and Carrie Hall also offered variations of the block. We'll include them soon, we hope. In the meantime, check them out on these external sites:

Cabot's block: Hall's:


All Kinds


Beggar's Blocks
All Kinds
Beggar's Blocks/Cats & Mice/Turnstile

All Kinds is an 8x8-square block from the Ladies Art Company's 1897 catalog (#377). We think it would make a terrific scrap quilt, although the LAC published it in just two colors.

The names Beggar's Blocks and Cats & Mice are from quilt researcher Carrie Hall. She stitched up a three-color version of the block that now resides in the Spencer Museum at the Unversity of Kansas.

Turnstile was newspaper columnist Nancy Page's name for the block in 1938, according to Beyer's Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns (2009).

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