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Diversion Quilt

Diversion Quilt

This block got its name because it's so easy to make, according to the
Kansas City Star, which published it in 1945. The block is a 5-patch (drawn
on a 5 x 5 grid).

Puss in the Corner

Puss in the Corner

The name is from The Standard Book of Quilt Making and Collecting by Marguerite Ickis (1949). The design is like a re-proportioned Shoo Fly. Click here to see the classic Shoo Fly block:

Churn Dash (LAC)
Churn Dash
Picture Frame/The Picture Frame/Hole in the Barn Door/Sherman's March

The LAC's block #112 is the only churn dash variation with these slim proportions. It is drawn up on an 8x8 grid.

The "picture frame" names came from Clara Stone (#127) and the Kansas City Star (1955). Yvonne Khin also found it called Hole-in-the-Barn-Door and Sherman's March (Collector's Dictionary of Quilt Names and Patterns).