So I found another blog post that intrigued me (we're having a heat wave so I'm in the house a lot more). I'm intrigued by this block that I found on the Quilting Patchwork Applique blog. This is the blog of a French quilter and I like to follow her work. Her post that intrigued me is a block or technique she called Hungarian Squares Pattern. You can see the block here as well other photos of her friends who also used the technique. It reminds me of a Cathedral window and also maybe something I've seen on a Japanese quilt...but I'm not sure. Have you seen this before? It is really neat and I would like to know if there is another name for this block.
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On a whim I looked through newspaper articles a hundred years ago. Most of the articles started with: An old fashioned quilting party was held at Mrs. So and So's house. But I liked this ad about a quilt contest held in Des Moines, Iowa. Quilting contests before the Depression tended to be a way to interest children in quilting. The quilts were usually embroidered blocks that could be assembled into a top with the assistance of an adult.