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Can you identify this block?

Old 03-15-2023, 01:59 PM
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Barb, that's gorgeous! Now go make it
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Old 03-15-2023, 06:20 PM
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That's really pretty, Barb. I like the black background also.
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Old 03-16-2023, 05:39 AM
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You have a beautiful quilt! It looks like a variation of this Weathervane block: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMdQcAXQ42A

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Old 03-16-2023, 06:31 AM
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Thanks, DebbieJJ, it does look like it!
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Old 03-16-2023, 06:44 AM
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Wow! Such a pretty quilt! I love the white background and the bumpiness of the washed quilt. Such a treasure to have. I like Barb’s drawing of the pattern. Thank you Barb. I don’t mind sewing Y seams, I hate marking the quarter inch stops and starts-lol I like the 2 color (besides background white) too. You could always make it scrappy, but for a vintage look I think 2 color old looking fabrics would be beautiful to make. I’m not up to this quilt at the moment, but oh so temping! Thanks SusieQOH for sharing this beauty with us.
​​​​​​…..Did someone in your family make it?
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Old 03-16-2023, 08:41 AM
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Your quilt is in amazing condition for it's age! It's as old as our house, lol! According to the book "Encyclopedia of Classic Quilt Patterns" the pattern is Dove at the Window. https://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-.../dp/0848724747 . The blocks is even featured on the cover of the book.
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Old 03-16-2023, 01:11 PM
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According to BlockBase, the block has been published as Dove at the Window, Laurel Wreath, Fringed Square, and Mother's Choice. This is why it's so difficult to figure out a block's name - it has several!
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Old 03-17-2023, 05:36 AM
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Toogie, no, not a family member. I'm the only quilter in my large family. I think I bought it on Ebay. It really is gorgeous, especially for being over 150 years old. The border, which isn't in the photo is gorgeous quilting as well.

I looked up Dove at the Window and it's not the same. However, it's in that Encyclopedia that NZ posted in the bottom left corner. I think I have the book.
Will look up the names Dunster mentioned.

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Old 03-17-2023, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
Toogie, no, not a family member. I'm the only quilter in my large family. I think I bought it on Ebay. It really is gorgeous, especially for being over 150 years old. The border, which isn't in the photo is gorgeous quilting as well.

I looked up Dove at the Window and it's not the same. However, it's in that Encyclopedia that NZ posted in the bottom left corner. I think I have the book.
Will look up the names Dunster mentioned.
It actually is Dove at the Window. Different sewing methods and different colorations can make it look completely different. And then someone can come along with a completely different block that they also call by that name.

I found this video by Jenny Doan that shows how she re-engineered the vintage block, and she mentions several different names for it.
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Old 03-17-2023, 08:21 AM
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Rats, i thought i had it. Connemara flower block from McCalls quilting. close but no cigar.
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