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Looking for a southwest or tribal style block

Old 01-28-2016, 05:30 AM
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Hi everyone,
I want to create a "tribal" or "southwest" style of quilt with feathers, flying geese and arrow. I'm looking for some geometric block to add to my design. I have in mind something like this (it`s a quilting design, but I would like to make a block like this). I don't know what to search because I have no idea how these block name are. Anyone can help me? Thanks!
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:43 AM
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I always go to Google. I just entered "Southwestern Blocks" and these designs appeared:
https://www.google.com/search?q=sout...w=1015&bih=606
The first thing I noticed is that the angles had been changed to a friendlier HST. Be sure to click the left side of your mouse to go to the website to where the block came from. Good Luck and have fun.
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:53 AM
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There is a block called Squash blossom that looks a lot like that but not exact. Here is a link to google images. I am sure you can find a pattern for it. I believe Quilters Cache has one.


https://www.google.com/search?q=squa...0hAh8Q_AUIBygC

Edited to add I found quilters cache but it is a large block. http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SquashBlossomBlock.html

Additionally you could modify the block "Delectable Mountains" to get that look as well.

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Old 01-28-2016, 06:07 AM
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I'm more a strip girl than a HST girl, so the "Delectable Mountains" definitely appeal me :-) Thank you for the idea, didn't know the name of this block!
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Old 01-28-2016, 06:17 AM
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Whole lot of Southwestern sites. There's a quilt called Lantern? that has that pattern.
Here's more:
https://www.desertstitchin.com/shop/...tterns/?page=2
http://jmichellewatts.danemcoweb.com...thwest-pieced/
https://www.swdecoratives.com/

https://www.pinterest.com/cobwebmoth/lantern-quilts/

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Old 01-28-2016, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by profannie View Post
I'm more a strip girl than a HST girl, so the "Delectable Mountains" definitely appeal me :-) Thank you for the idea, didn't know the name of this block!
You can make squash blossom with strips instead of HST. I did the one in this quilt using strips (2nd block down on the far right, also done in southwest type colors of turquoise browns and tan background):
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Your quilt is just georgous!!!!
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:37 PM
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Here are 2 sites to give you some design ideas.

https://www.google.com/search?safe=a...06.sH-NTTsIIJg


https://www.pinterest.com/eaphares/seminole-patchwork/

Amazon also has a book of Seminole piecing designs.
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I am currently working on one called Navajo found in quilters cache. It is a big block that has over 50 pieces to a block. I am making it to be 5 X 6 blocks. If you like making hst this pattern is for you! I have 6 blocks completed so far.
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i chose 'aztec' designs for my search and came up with these results https://www.google.com/search?q=azte...Hd-AC0AQsAQIGw
hope you find something you can use./
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