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Thread: Mystery blocks

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    I just received these from my sister. Our grandmother hand pieced them. She passed away in the 1930's so it was probably sometime between turn of century & 1930. Does anyone know what the pattern is? I have 52 blocks about 10 inches each. I can't find the pattern anywhere on the internet.

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    Wow, I have never seen anything like that. Very nice, lucky you.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!
    What a treasure you have there!!!\
    Hopefully someone here can help you!

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    It looks like a variation of the Bulls Eye/Torpedo block.

    Those are beautiful!!! :D:D:D

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    Sorry, can't help you other than to say how lucky you are :thumbup:

    What will you do with them ?

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    love it! Thank you for sharing!

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    No idea the name of the pattern, but boy they are lovely. Gives you the idea of a wagon wheel. Love to know what it is called, TOO!

    Blessings,
    Ruth

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    Welcome from Ireland. No idea what the pattern is. Very good colors.

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    Wow, those are great. Be sure to let us know how you put them together.

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    That looks like the dresden plates our members have been posting.
    I can just see her fingers holding the needle doing those stitches. So precious.

    Look at this link. http://www.patternsfromhistory.com/c...sden-plate.htm

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    What a treasure you have there. I hope you find the info.

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    pretty & unusual . Looks like it's in excellant condition too

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    Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns has 2 names for them--Gypsy Trail and Snake in the Hollow. Block #3353

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    I keep saying I want to get that book!! Thanks so much!! I am planning to put it together 6 by 8 blocks. The fabric is in great shape. My sister called & said I was about to throw these in the garbage because they are so ugly but I thought you might want them....just goes to show you...one sister's trash another sister's treasure!! Thanks again, I am so thrilled to have a name for this pattern!

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    Checking back in. Beverly, I am so glad you had the book and found them. /Regards, Dorothy

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    and thanks to your daughter & son for their service to our country! That's a lot to be proud of!!

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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida!!
    I'm glad someone found the answer for you. You sure do have a treasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!
    What a treasure you have there!!!\
    Hopefully someone here can help you!
    Thanks to all for trying to help. I can't believe my sister almost threw them all away!

    and Gayle, thanks to your daughter & son for their service to our country! That's a lot to be proud of!!

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    Does anyone know where I can try to check the dates of the fabric? They are probably feedsacks because my grandfather owned a general store where he sold everything including feed & seed.

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    "Snake in the Hollow" -- I like that! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    "Snake in the Hollow" -- I like that! :D
    Here in KY we'd say snake in the holler!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanjam62
    I keep saying I want to get that book!! Thanks so much!! I am planning to put it together 6 by 8 blocks. The fabric is in great shape. My sister called & said I was about to throw these in the garbage because they are so ugly but I thought you might want them....just goes to show you...one sister's trash another sister's treasure!! Thanks again, I am so thrilled to have a name for this pattern!
    I rarely use the book. I found a digital version of it somewhere "Blockbase"--It says Electric Quilt on it when I start it up--and I don't think I've looked at the book since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKrenning
    Quote Originally Posted by nanjam62
    I keep saying I want to get that book!! Thanks so much!! I am planning to put it together 6 by 8 blocks. The fabric is in great shape. My sister called & said I was about to throw these in the garbage because they are so ugly but I thought you might want them....just goes to show you...one sister's trash another sister's treasure!! Thanks again, I am so thrilled to have a name for this pattern!
    I rarely use the book. I found a digital version of it somewhere "Blockbase"--It says Electric Quilt on it when I start it up--and I don't think I've looked at the book since.
    LOL!! I think I have blockbase on my computer but forgot about it...I have never used it. Thanks for the reminder...don't think I'lll buy the book. :-))Nope! Just checked & I have Block factory not blockbase.

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    to bkrenning...glad you found the name of it, was very interesting in this pattern..very unusual & pretty.

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    That is going to be a beautiful quilt!

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