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11-15 Chained Nine Patch. Maggie Malone is my source for today’s block, Chained Nine Patch. Unfortunately, I don’t know anything else about it.

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11-13 Red Cross. Today is World Kindness Day, which was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, comprised of 25 member nations. Their purpose: “to inspire individuals towards greater kindness and to connect nations to create a kinder world”. The Red Cross certainly represents kind acts. This block was first published n the Kansas City Star, in 1934.

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11-16 Fish Platter.This block is one of my crazy creations. Enjoy!

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11-17. The Radio Windmill looks quite contemporary, but it was actually first published in the Kansas City Star in 1941. Nancy Cabot also called it just Windmill.

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11-17.Whirlpools is the name given by Nancy Page (Birmingham News,1934); but it has other common names you might recognise: Windblown Square (McKim,1931 or Hinson,1973, differentiated according to color placement by Jinny Beyer), and Balkan Puzzle (Grandmother Clark’s Patchwork Quilt Designs, 1932 & Nancy Cabot, Chicago Tribune, 1933, again differentiated by color placement). Other Nancy Cabot names: Flowing Ribbons (Chicago Tribune,1935) & Windblown Star (Chicago Tribune, 1933)

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11-12. Coxey’s Camp is an early Ladies Art Company block (#95, in print c. 1895). It has also been called Coxey’s Army in the 1930’s by Nancy Cabot. The block is named for Jacob Coxey who lead a peaceful march on Washington in 1894 to draw attention to the plight of the unemployed and to promote improvement to public works (Boutwell, 2012).

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11-19 Album.Accodring to Barbara Brackman, Album comes from Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine (from an Heirloom Plastics Catalogue). The date is not stated, but, of course it must be after 1969 (when the magazine began).

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11-14 Little Less Sugar. Today is World Diabetes Day. This block is based on tee Chocolate Cake block from EQ7. Its modified so I’ve called it Little Less Sugar..

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11-18 Chain and Bar. Today’s block is first documented by Clare Stone in Practical Needlework, 1906. A lovely old-fashioned block.

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11-18 Bear's Pay Bow Tie. Maggie Malone is my source for today’s block, Chained Nine Patch.

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