This is a reproduction quilt block.  Do you know the name of this block?  We have researched and have come up empty.  Believe it or not it is just referred to as an X block......got anything different?  Thanks. 

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Comment by Deanna Davis on December 26, 2011 at 9:30pm

A girl in one of my quilt classes had this block in a western themed quilt she had problems with -- they called it 'barn door' as that was what it was representing in that quilt. I also have Maggie Malone's 5500 Quilt Blocks .. and St. Andrews Cross is what it is ;>

 

Comment by Lalena Stewart on December 26, 2011 at 6:37pm
I love quilt history especially Civil War...o did I say that before....ha ha. I do living history talks (lectures hate that word) So I am always wanting to know about quilters, quilt block origins and stories from the past.
Comment by Emily Pennington on December 26, 2011 at 6:31pm

Thank you so much.  Fascinating information!  I will be reading the information.  I love to hear about how some of our blocks originated.  And I love history, both in fabrics and patterns. 

Comment by Lalena Stewart on December 26, 2011 at 6:13pm
Thanks to all.....
Comment by Lalena Stewart on December 26, 2011 at 6:12pm
Emily, this block was copied from a Soldier's Civil War Cot Quilt house at a Lincoln Memorial in Redlands Ca. It was the Citrus Quilters in Redlands that started a program Home of the Brave.

Like all block, when you start digging in history you find many names for the same block. It depends on the region, era and family histories. So far this block has the following names: Cross Roads, X's, Kentucky Crossroads, St. Andrews Cross, Album Block, Signature Block and others I can't remember. They are all correct in their own way. I like the story behind Kentucky Crossroads that Debbie found since I love Civil War quilt history.
http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/2011/09/36-kentucky-crossroads.html

Of course St. Andrews Cross was the Confederate flag symbol. HO HUM what a puzzle....
Comment by Emily Pennington on December 26, 2011 at 5:51pm

The pattern reminds me of the Album Cross pattern used in making the Home of the Brave quilts.

Comment by Cher Joseph on December 26, 2011 at 4:47pm

Try Cross roads. 

Comment by Lola Bryant on December 26, 2011 at 4:27pm

I found the block in a book by Maggie Malone:  "5,500 Quilt Block Designs" and is titled "St. Andrews Cross"

 

Comment by Lalena Stewart on December 20, 2011 at 10:11pm
Good idea Riana. I just sent them an email with the info and included Debbie's reference. Good job.....
Comment by Riana Noyes on December 20, 2011 at 10:47am

There's a block reference library being built . You could add this block to it, now that you know it's name.

 Block Reference / McCall's Quilting.

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