the 19th century. I think they were trying to draw a block off an old quilt
and got confused by what was block and what was sashing. It would be better
drawn as a regular monkey wrench with a sashing and cornerstone, but it
turned out so interesting with the four-patch behind it I'm glad it's an odd
block. As far as how old is the block? Those Monkey Wrench Churn Dash quilts
seem to turn up about the time of the Civil War (maybe the 1840s) but when
did somebody start calling it Lincoln's Platform?????