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Can you name this block?

Old 01-28-2018, 05:22 AM
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One of the quilters at my weekend retreat shared her great-great-great grandmother's quilt. In this photo she is reading some of the family documentation. The piecing was less than stellar, the wool batting was lumpy, the fabric choice was confusing, and the quilt is priceless! We had a great discussion about the invention of the sewing machine, the history of buying fabric for quilts, tying or quilting. Great day! But no one knew the name of this block. Do you?
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:37 AM
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It looks like wild goose chase.
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:49 AM
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I've seen it referenced as both Wild Goose and Inside Passage, depending on the placement of light and dark fabrics.
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Old 01-28-2018, 08:34 AM
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Thank you The quilters at this site are so resourceful.
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Old 01-28-2018, 09:47 AM
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I had to laugh at the picture. It looks like the lady on the right is praying over this quilt....maybe for the piecing?!! LOL! It's a wonderful old quilt though and I'm glad you shared it.
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Old 01-28-2018, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
I had to laugh at the picture. It looks like the lady on the right is praying over this quilt....maybe for the piecing?!! LOL! It's a wonderful old quilt though and I'm glad you shared it.
My thoughts too Jan in VA. Neat post!
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Old 01-28-2018, 02:35 PM
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What a wonderful piece of family history for the lucky owner!

Do you know if it is pieced by hand or by machine?
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Old 01-29-2018, 04:32 AM
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Did she say how old the quilt was? Just curious....
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Old 01-29-2018, 11:21 AM
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A nice old quilt - I like the pattern, whatever it is!
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Old 01-29-2018, 11:23 AM
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It looks to me like a variation of Flying Geese.
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