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Thread: Help Identify this vintage quilt pattern

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    Junior Member K.P.'s Avatar
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    I recently discovered 2 quilt tops in a box of stuff from a relative; eveyone knows I quilt, so I usually get anything no one else wants that has fabric in it...most of the time, that's a good thing! I found 2 scrappy quilt tops, both hand pieced. Both tops were very yellowed, but not necessarily stained, so I tried washing them in the sink just gently squeezing them using some gentle detergent. The water was brown! I think maybe it might be nicotine, but can't be sure, there was very little odor. Anyway, most of what ever was yellowing came out. One is just a scrap block quilt, but the other has a pattern I need help identifying, can anyone help me?

    Vintage Scrap Quilt hanging to dry
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    Close of one of the blocks to identify
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    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
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    Wow, the top one is interesting. It almost looks to me like a combination of bow tie, grandmother's fan, and drunkard's path and I don't know what else???
    Fun fun!!!!!!!!!!! I love vintage :)

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    Super Member Darlene's Avatar
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    The quilt you washed that was discolored it may have been carbon. That happened in an older house we lived in we believe the old furnace was the cause. A dry cleaner told me about this when I had a coat cleaned.

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    I don't have any ideal, but the blocks look like thread spool!

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    I wish dh's grandmother was still alive to ask this question. His grandfather has one just like the above pattern hanging in the dining room on a quilt hanger. I was looking at it yesterday trying to figure it out. Only difference was that the bowtie looking centers were solid and not pieced.

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    I have the pattern for the top one in a scrap quilt book at home. I'll look it up tonight and let you know what name they have.

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    I looked in EQ Blockbase and found this similar block

    double fan crazy quilt
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    Your quilts look great. I wondered though why you could hang out clothes and have grass and leaves on the trees. My clothesline is still deep in snow and a quilt hung out today would be dragging in the snowbank. Then I looked and saw you were in Texas and it sure doesn't look wintery there.

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    Thanks for everyone's help so far on the name of this block. Yes, it's cool and overcast here in Texas, I live in a suburb of Dallas, it's in the 50's, was in the 80's last week, but we had a cold front yesterday...

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    The book I have says that this block is a version of Robbing Peter to Pay Paul
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