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    Hunting for block name.

    Could anyone help with the name of this quilt block? These are the only pictures I have. I'd be very appreciative!
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    This looks to me like a block that they added tringles to the corner squares to make a pinwheel effect when the blocks were joined. I can't remember the name of that block to save my life! I think it has bird in the name though.
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    I can't help with the name ...but sure looks like a lot of Y seams.

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    Is it hand pieced?

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    A friend sent me the pictures wondering if I knew. I was hoping someone here would know. I've only seen these pictures too.
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    I've never seen that block. I wonder if the best way to put it together would be English paper piecing.

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    I'll try to get more info.
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    I have looked all through EQ and some of the Kansas City Star blocks and cannot find it. I will be curious to know what the name is. I hope someone can come through for you.
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    Someone have Blockbase to check?? I have a newer computer but haven't been able to find my original Blockbase CD to install.
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    definitely old and handpieced..... I do "see" a kaleidoscope block with sashings that could be redrawn to make it doable by machine. (kind of like how the Storm at Sea pattern fits together) But I suspect the original came from one of the ones that was a pattern in a newspaper many years ago.

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    Don't know about the name but it is quite interesting.

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    Looks like a " self-designed" by originator to me......She did a good job, whoever she was......

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    Have you checked out Quilterscache? They have hundreds of quilt blocks and you may find it there.

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    It is an intriguing block. I will be interested to see what answers you get. These ladies are so smart! Soon you will have the name and how to put it together. I'll be so curious about the answers.

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    What a great, complicated, seemingly old-fashioned block. It appears to me to be a variation on the Weathervane block, an example of which can be viewed here http://www.generations-quilt-pattern...ilt-block.html and in BlockBase.

    Imagine the Weathervane block as the center of a larger block, turned on point with the HSTs in the Weathervane illustration eliminated to form a five-square criss-crossed X. Add isoceles triangles to the 4 outer squares of the X, draw connecting lines from point to point of the isoceles triangles to create the square, and "fill in" with diamonds and triangles. It should be fairly straightforward to reconstruct the pattern (and crazy-making to sew!), but I can't find a name for it. I checked Blockbase and didn't recognize it. Good luck; I would love to know the name.
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    I didn't make this beautiful GFG quilt but it's on my wish list to do

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    Could it be a variation of a North Carolina Star?

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    I drew it on a 12 x 12 grid.
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    I found the pattern in Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of pieced patterns. On page 367, her number 3047. Prairie Queen from Household Magazine 3/1937 OCS/Wheeler (Old Chelsea Needlecraft Service).

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    Thanks! With a name, the pattern is very Googleable.
    I didn't make this beautiful GFG quilt but it's on my wish list to do

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    Whoever made this did a great job on her seams. So many old quilts I have seen the seems vary so much to size where if washed it seems like they would ravel out, hers look like full 1/4 inch with no variation, Kudo's to this person!
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    You know what? They have a picture of this block on the website but all their information and directions are for a different "prairie queen block". I don't think we have found the correct name for this particular block yet. Keep searching, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryellen2u View Post
    You know what? They have a picture of this block on the website but all their information and directions are for a different "prairie queen block". I don't think we have found the correct name for this particular block yet. Keep searching, please.
    There are some blocks that have many names.

    There are some block names that have several designs.

    It can be confusing.

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    I redrew it on a 14 x 14 grid - now it looks more like the original post.

    And on a 16 x 16 grid.
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    Yep, I found it in block base and it's Prairie Queen and I didn't see any other name for it, there is also another block by that name that doesn't look anything like it.

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    Interesting. I will be checking back to see if anyone has come up with a name. So many times, our pioneer folks moved on, had patterns they assigned a new name for or adapted them a bit. A quilt museum might be the place to ask for name of that block.

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