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Thread: Does Anyone Know The Name of This Quilt Pattern?

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    Does Anyone Know The Name of This Quilt Pattern?

    I'm quilting this vintage quilt top for a friend whose MIL and GMIL quilted back in the 50's. I'm adding a label and would like to include the name of the pattern. Anyone know ? Thanks!
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    Sorry, can't help with the pattern but wanted to say I think it is beautiful!

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    I'm putting the binding on now and will post when it's finished. I can hardly wait to give it to my friend. BTW some of the muslin pieces ( which are about 2") have been spliced together. These ladies were frugal!
    Linda

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    It is a 60 degree diamond which they have used to make stars.

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    I don't know the name of the pattern but I know the quilt is beautiful.
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    I don't know the name, but it is beautiful!

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    The name of the pattern has escaped me and is driving me crazy. You use the same template as the one for the tumbling block. Ahhh! Can't find it on the internet either.

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    Is it a LaMoin Star????????
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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    Is it a LaMoin Star????????
    The LeMoyne Star has eight sections (each made with 45 degree diamonds).
    A Lone Star is just a big LeMoyne with each section made up of smaller diamonds (but all still 45 degrees).


    The star in the OP's quilt (which is fabulous) is the Six Pointed Star, made with 60 degree diamonds (as noted above).
    I know. A pretty boring name. But that's how it's mainly referred to in the quilting world.
    I have seen it referred to as the Empire Star in a pattern or two.
    On point, it's called the Morning Star (according to EQ).

    Outside of quilting, the symbol is known as the Star of David or Jewish Star. But unless you're making a Chanukah quilt........


    The setting is what makes this particular quilt so great - the offset stars are much more interesting than if they were all in straight rows and columns.

    Where'd you find it?
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    what a great quilt!!!!
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    It is very interesting the layout. The quilt is extraordinary! It is a treasure.

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    It reminds me of starry night
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    This quilt is beautiful!
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    Linda, I've made that pattern in the past from a book by Jan Halgrimson, and she called it Rising star.
    Isn't it lovely?

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    I would still call the pattern tumbling blocks, even though the fabric choices differ from the "standard" tumbling blocks arrangement. The pieces are still identical; if you look closely you can see that each white hexagon between the stars is actually made up of 3 diamonds, just as the stars are made up of 6 diamonds each.

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    Such a pretty quilt. It's interesting to me that so many quilts from that time have the gingham checks in them.

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    Maggie Malone’s book (p 350) has the block (a hexagon block) listed as Little Girls’ Star, Pennsylvania Hex, Star Bouquet Quilt, and Morning Star.

    A search of the MSU Quilt Index using ‘hexagon star’ as the search criteria resulted in 249 quilts of several names.
    http://www.quiltindex.org/search_results.php?sortby=Pattern(A-Z)&keywords=hexagon+star

    One of the closest to the one pictured above is this one, titled Rolling Star using the Morning Star quilt pattern. It, too, has every other star point as a solid and a white hexagon.
    http://www.quiltindex.org/fulldisplay.php?kid=1B-3A-2FF

    The Quilt Index is a great resource for info on vintage quilts…well worth bookmarking if you’re interested in that sort of stuff.
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    it's a lovely quilt, whatever it's called

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    Fun to read about this...I have the same quilt..I bought it at an antique store and it was 90% quilted...I am finishing the remainder now.
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    It's interesting that the top of the quilt is straight, but the side follows the shape of the star. How are you going to bind it? They must have had a large piece of red, and it's great that the red has held its color. That is a great quilt.
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    Thank you Ghostrider, for the wonderful link! I'll be sharing this with my quilting group on Sunday:-)

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    It is a wonderful quilt. I look forward to seeing it finished. How about naming it Tumbling Stars - as folks have pointed out a similarity to the Tumbling Blocks pattern.

    Cheers, K

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS View Post
    The LeMoyne Star has eight sections (each made with 45 degree diamonds).
    A Lone Star is just a big LeMoyne with each section made up of smaller diamonds (but all still 45 degrees).


    The star in the OP's quilt (which is fabulous) is the Six Pointed Star, made with 60 degree diamonds (as noted above).
    I know. A pretty boring name. But that's how it's mainly referred to in the quilting world.
    I have seen it referred to as the Empire Star in a pattern or two.
    On point, it's called the Morning Star (according to EQ).

    Outside of quilting, the symbol is known as the Star of David or Jewish Star. But unless you're making a Chanukah quilt........


    The setting is what makes this particular quilt so great - the offset stars are much more interesting than if they were all in straight rows and columns.

    Where'd you find it?
    Thanks I wasn't sure.

    Leggs48-What a wonderful thing you are doing for your friend with this lovely quilt.

    I love this board where we can go & find out this info!
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    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    judy martin has a quilt almost exactly like yours in her book and she called it Texas star i think.

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    Its sometimes called the Empire Star and its also used in patterns for the Jewish cross when pieced all in one color.
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