Well, I am at work and bored again, so I thought I would look at quilt stuff on line, and that got me interested in quilt block names and their history!
http://www.earlywomenmasters.net/quilts/index.html this website features lots of antique geometric quilt blocks! It lists what other names they are known by, the history of the block, and even shows you the piecing animation if you click the link in each block page!
I also found a site called www.grammybea.com that has BOMs and good shortcuts for making blocks like the "54-40 or Fight block" I was researching. The 54-40 or Fight block is named for a political conflict over the boundary of the US and Canada. And it seems that many other blocks were made to express political views too.
http://www.quiltersmuse.com/political_quilt_blocks.htm This website covers some of those blocks and their history too.
http://www.fabrics.net/LaurettePatterns.asp this website has quilt block history too. And if you look at the left side of the screen you will find links to lots of quilting questions too.
Hope you love learning where the blocks originated and how they got their names as much as I do!