Name That Block!

Do you think you know your quilt blocks? Put your knowledge to the test and Name That Block!

This quilt is housed in the International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. It was made sometime between 1830 and 1850 in Connecticut by who we’re sure was a lovely lady. Do you know the name of the block pattern she featured in this quilt?


Answer correctly and you could win a pack of 50 spools of beautiful Coats & Clark thread, or this cute antique-y tin from Coats & Clark! Comment with your guess to be entered to win! Two winners will be announced on August 23rd. Good luck!

ETA: This contest is now closed. Thanks to all who participated—y’all sure are smart! Congratulations to our winners, Karen Alexander and Susan W!



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340 thoughts on “Name That Block!

  1. I think it is Delectable Mountain although it might have other names. Older quilts tend to have more than one name. There were no Facebook, Pintrest or other social networks other than the local schools, churches or social halls.

  2. It’s Delectable Mountain which can be paper pieced…lots of tutorials online for it! I saw a lovely one done in Hoffman Batiks…but there is something very lovely about a two color quilt.

  3. Although patterns sometimes have multiple names, this looks very much like the DELECTABLE MOUNTAINS quilt I made several years ago and have on my bed.

  4. Delectable Mountain. (Thanks to Google). I love it when I have to do some work to find out the names of blocks. When I have to look for the name I do not forget it.

  5. I think it’s the block called Delectable Mountains….I really like the explosion like layout that’s used in this quilt….for me trying to get the reverse of the mountain sometimes mucks up….love the international quilt study patterns that you use in the magazines…thank you…..

  6. The middle block looks like Delectable Mountains, but I think the other blocks look like Lady in the Lake. Love it. I have a blue and white pineapple quilt made by my great grandmother that I cherish. Now I want to make this one in blue and white.