The "Free Trade" quilt block was timely in the 1930's and it is definitely timely now! The Detroit Times published this pattern with this accompanying text:
"Just as a new deal is needed now, our Colonial ancestors were in need of a new deal, so this Free Trade quilt block was very popular and is again reviving its popularity. You will find this a very delightful all-over pattern which works up easily and makes a beautiful quilt when finished."
(Does history constantly repeat itself? It surely seems so!)