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Thread: Broken Stove pattern

  1. #26

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norah
    I can tell you what a stove eye is. On a woodburning cook stove, the top has round cast iron "eyes" that would correlate with the black part of the pattern. They can be removed to get a more direct, and thus hotter fire, under your pot. Some fancy ones have several sizes of eyes, but generally they are 6" diameter. I've done a little cooking on a wood stove. Just thank God for gas and electric stoves. Trust me. :?
    Ah, so *that's* what they're called. And you need the hook-like thingy to lift them out. And when you cook on the stovetop over an open eye, the bottom of the pan gets covered with soot. Yes. A broken stove eye would be a hassle, nuisance, and damned inconvenient.

    Or do I have it wrong? Does "eye" refer to the hole in the stovetop itself, or the round insert that covers it or is removed as needed?

    Why does the Broken Stove Eye pattern not show a broken eye, but a whole one? Am I looking but not seeing?

    Okay, I'll give it a rest for the time being.
    :mrgreen:

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    The black part, where the eye would go, looks as if it is missing, and the eye is open. The nice shaped pieces in between are the same shape as the pieces they put in the stove between the eyes, when they are close together. Clear as mud, huh.

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    Hey, Norah, I think I've got it!
    Maybe.
    :?
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    Oh-oh. My bad.
    I wasn't supposed to post that photo.
    HELP!

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    Good deal!! That stove is definitely broken, but pretty. I'm glad for ya. I hope it is the right one. That is a variation of Robbing Peter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norah
    Good deal!! That stove is definitely broken, but pretty. I'm glad for ya. I hope it is the right one. That is a variation of Robbing Peter.
    Drunkard's Path, Robbing Peter to Pay Paul, and now Broken Stove Eye. Any other aliases out there, I wonder?

    Mama oh mama
    Can't you see
    What your old broken stove
    Has done to me.

    If the Broken Stove (minus the Eye) pattern doesn't show by April 1, I'm going to draft a pattern in honor of Callie May Rector, my first mother in law. Maybe Robbing Peter can be configured to be the stovepipe wandering through the blocks.

  7. #32

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    Hi, Loretta

    No, I'm no closer to the Broken Stove pattern, although the patterns suggested here are worthy considerations.

    Perhaps my mother in law called it by a local name; or perhaps the pattern was intricate enough to dissuade most quiltmakers, so never gained popularity. The stove pipe wanders throughout the quilt top, she said, so that makes Drunkard's Path a good place to start with a variation.

    I've had a CurveMaster foot for ages and have never used it. I also owe my #2 son a quilt, so I think it's time I acted on my wish. He was close to his grandma, and I know he (and his wife) would appreciate the effort.

    Working on an Attic Windows for #1 son right now, although I could start thinking about a DP variation--you know, push the pencil around and see what happens.

    Thanks for asking. I appreciate your curiosity.
    :D

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    Did you try lookng for guilds in Tennessee? I typed in Tennessee quilting and it gave me a whole list of guilds with e-mail address, maybe it would help if you know what part of Tennessee she was from.

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