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Hen & Her Chicks
Hen & Her Chicks

The name is from Maggie Malone's 5,500 Quilt Block Designs (2003).

9-patch Chain
9-patch Chain

This block is simply an arrangement of 9-patch and plain squares. It owes its name to Gutcheon's The Perfect Patchwork Primer (1973).

Double 9 Patch
Double 9 Patch
Dutch 9 Patch

Quilt historian Barbara Brackman cites Ruby McKim, who produced block designs for the Kansas City Star, for both the names and the design in Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns. The KCS published the block in 1929, recommending it as a scrap quilt.

Double 9 Patch
Double 9 Patch
Golden Steps/Green Springs/Nine Patch Variation

This block is so intuitive that is scarcely needs a name, but Marie Webster, in 1915, called it Double 9 Patch, and the other names followed.

Alternated with plain blocks, it makes an Irish Chain quilt:
In 1941, Nancy Page, in the Birmingham News, added patterned stitching to the plain squares and named it Child's Crib Quilt.