June 21 Windblown Square. Today’s block was probably first published in an article about the WCTU in Farm and Fireside, August 1, 1888; but was subsequently published by the Ladies Art Company (pattern #161) and would have been in print by 1897. Barbara Brackman also found it under the names: Montgomery (Hearth and Home) and Celestial Problem (Nancy Cabot, Chicago Tribune, 1935).
June 8 Odd Fellow’s Chain is the name given to today’s block by the Ladies Art Company, c. 1895. The block is also sometimes known as Odd Fellow’s March (1918), Old Maid’s Ramble (1978) and San Diego (Nancy Page, c. 1920s – 1940s). It’s a great block to have up your sleeve as a feature block, or the centre of a medallion.
June 10. his block was named Twelve Crowns in Farm Journal and Farmer’s Wife in 1941, according to Jinny Beyer. Previously, it had been called Bride’s Puzzle in Prairie Faarmer‘s Quilt Booklet No 1, c. 1931, and Barbara Brackman also found it as Wedding March in one of the Comfort publications (they published magazines, mail order catalogues and booklets between 1888 to 1942).
June 15 Girl’s Favourite was given its name in 1938, in Needlecraft Supply’s booklet: Patchwork Quilts and How to Make Them. However, its original name was Square and Star, from the Ladies Art Company, c. 1895, and it was also published as Squares and Triangles in the Kansas City Star.