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Crosses & Losses


Double X, No. 1

Crosses & Losses
Fox & Geese/Hour Glass/Bouncing Betty

Crosses & Losses (Ladies Art Company #251, 1897), took on two more names in following half century. "Bouncing Betty" according to quilt historian Barbara Brackman, is from Pictorial Review of 1911. The others are from two of the usual suspects, Ruth Finley (Fox & Geese, 1929) and a Grandma Dexter booklet (Hour Glass, ca. 1932).


Old Maid's Puzzle

Fox & Geese/Hour Glass

The LAC named this block and gave it the number 25 in 1897. Carrie Hall recorded the Fox & Geese name in Romance of the Patchwork Quilt in America (1935). Hour Glass is from a Grandma Dexter booklet.

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Double X, No. 2


Double X, No. 3


Old Maid's Puzzle
Double X, No. 2
Old Maid's Puzzle/Fox & Geese/Crosses & Losses/
Fireflies/Goose & Goslings

Again, publication in the LAC catalog (#77, 1897) was the beginning of this blossoming of block names.



Double X, No. 3


The LAC's block #78 has 2 full-square patches where 2 half-square triangles were in block #77. (In the catalog, the squares were the same color as the rest of the block background). The other difference: This block has just 1 name.

 


Old Maid's Puzzle

This is the Chicago Tribune's 1933 version of Double X, by Nancy Cabot. It has only 1 name.