Anvil Quilt Block

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The anvil quilt block is one of the earliest known blocks used by the colonists in the United States. It is named for its distinctive shape, which reminded makers of one of the more common tools that could be seen in a village or town - the blacksmith's anvil.

Block construction

Image of the Exploded version of the Anvil Quilt Block Pattern
Exploded version of the Anvil Quilt Block Pattern