This month I'm participating in A to Z Challenge, where 100's of bloggers around the world challenge themselves to write every day for the month of April, working their way through the alphabet. I'm sewing a patchwork block for each letter of the alphabet. Each day I will share that block and a little about the block and direct you to where you can find a tutorial for that block on the Web.
Today's block, Yankee Charm is found on Quilter's Cache here
It's identified by Marcia Hohn (who owns that website) as being from the 1930s. Its a fairly simple straight forward block made up of half square triangles, squares and rectangles.
Marcia has a diagram of a quilt made from Yankee Charms with the 2 colours alternated in blocks. It looks great and has a very much a tiled floor look. I am very tempted to make it... it is going to go on the One Day pile
Its a two colour block on Quilters Cache but traditionally it was a 3 colour block.
I found a few other examples of the block of that name on the internet but which was different. Yet again we run into the situation where a block can develop variations over the year, and where the same name is applied to a variety of blocks