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    Name of this block?

    I have a vintage/antique quilt that I love. Its a very simple block but I can't seem to find the name of the block. One 12" block is made up of four sections. Each section is a square surrounded by four wonky triangles. Here are pictures of three blocks. Can someone tell me the name of the block? Thanks for looking.

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    wonky square???
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    Today we would call that wonky square, or dancing square, but back when it was made it probably had another name.

    I thought we modern quilters invented the wonky setting.... very impressive that it was done way back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nonnie60 View Post
    wonky square???
    that's what i'd call it.
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    Looked it up for you. It is called The Radio Windmill, KC Star 10/22/41, or Windmill, Nancy Cabot from Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns. I kind of like the wonky square name myself.

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    Twisted Happy Blocks is what I know the squares by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yngldy View Post
    Looked it up for you. It is called The Radio Windmill, KC Star 10/22/41, or Windmill, Nancy Cabot from Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns. I kind of like the wonky square name myself.
    Thanks for finding it for me. I googled the name and even found templates for it. If its from 1941 I guess its vintage, not antique which is at least 100 years old. But hey... its older than me, I'm circa 1944 lol I just found it on BlockBase as The Radio Windmill. Thanks again for your help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cari-in-Oly View Post
    Twisted Happy Blocks is what I know the squares by.
    http://www.maryquilts.com/twisted-happy-block-quilt/

    Cari
    A cute modern version. You know my vintage quilt is set together with yellow sashing and golden yellow border and each time I look at it I think, "What a happy quilt!" Guess it can be a happy quilt however one makes it! Thanks for posting.
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    It is so funny that when you see something, all of a sudden you see it everywhere! Saw this in my emails today: https://kathleenquilts.com/2017/06/21/dixon-quilt/

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    Quote Originally Posted by yngldy View Post
    Looked it up for you. It is called The Radio Windmill, KC Star 10/22/41, or Windmill, Nancy Cabot from Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns. I kind of like the wonky square name myself.
    Thanks to you I now have another quilt in progress... Here is a pix of the old quilt with my new block laying beside it. (My block is the one with green in the print) and here is another new lilac block I just finished! Thank you so very much!

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