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    Name this pattern

    Several years ago I saw a quilt hanging in a LQS and it was alternating snowballs and 9-patch. Anyone know the name of this pattern. Thought it might look cute in a baby quilt.

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    To my knowledge it's known as the Snowball and 9-Patch. It's quite old. These two are from the 1900-1920 period, courtesy of the Quilt Index at MSU. They can be done on point
    http://www.quiltindex.org/fulldisplay.php?kid=47-7B-5C1
    or straight
    http://www.quiltindex.org/fulldisplay.php?kid=47-7B-306

    Is that what you remember?
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    i love the snowball and nine-patch. it makes a great secondary pattern. i've done 3 and each looks totally different from the next.
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    Would make a great baby quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    To my knowledge it's known as the Snowball and 9-Patch. It's quite old. These two are from the 1900-1920 period, courtesy of the Quilt Index at MSU. They can be done on point
    http://www.quiltindex.org/fulldisplay.php?kid=47-7B-5C1
    or straight
    http://www.quiltindex.org/fulldisplay.php?kid=47-7B-306

    Is that what you remember?
    Thanks, the second one is the one I remember.

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    Here is a baby quilt I did a few years ago. The fabric choices and placements, as in any quilt we make can make, snowball/9patch look sooo different.
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    I like both, but really like the first one with the blocks set on point! Always like the simpleness of the 9-patch block....and love it set together with snowball blocks.

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    Both those quilts are beautiful!

    Amazing how combing those two patterns makes a wonderful design.

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    Here's one that I did. It's slightly different in that the 9 patch forms rings that circle the snowball blocks, changing the look.
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    Perhaps this is what you are referring to.

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    I found the pattern in an old quilt book. I would have to look for it to find out the name but I will if you want.

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    What an amazing array of layouts of the same two blocks, in so many different looks and feels.
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    Sheez! now I "gotta" make one of each layout!

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    I can't remember seeing this combination of blocks before, I love the look....I should say "looks"! So many different ways to arrange and make them look so different. I will absolutely be making this quilt.... just have to decide how to arrange mine! All these quilts are beautiful, and I agree they would make a wonderful baby blanket.

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    dollyo, I love that layout. It looks much more complex than it is - my favorite kind of pattern. Very pretty.

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    I believe it is snowballs and 9 patch. I have lost count of how many baby quilts I have made using this pattern - it's quick and always makes a beautiful quilt.

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    I am machine quilting a 9 patch, snowball quilt on point done in depression prints. I love how they go together.

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    You are all sewwwww amazing. What wonderful quilts from a neat pattern

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    The Quilt Index has far more than the two examples I referenced above. They have, in fact, 83 examples of Snowball and 9 Patch quilts, and variations thereof, in their database.
    http://www.quiltindex.org/search_res...atch&search=go

    The MSU Quilt Index is an awesome reference, well worth bookmarking if you have an interest in quilt history or heritage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    The Quilt Index has far more than the two examples I referenced above. They have, in fact, 83 examples of Snowball and 9 Patch quilts, and variations thereof, in their database.
    http://www.quiltindex.org/search_res...atch&search=go

    The MSU Quilt Index is an awesome reference, well worth bookmarking if you have an interest in quilt history or heritage.
    Wow! You're not kidding! Thanks for that link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    To my knowledge it's known as the Snowball and 9-Patch. It's quite old. These two are from the 1900-1920 period, courtesy of the Quilt Index at MSU. They can be done on point
    http://www.quiltindex.org/fulldisplay.php?kid=47-7B-5C1
    or straight
    http://www.quiltindex.org/fulldisplay.php?kid=47-7B-306

    Is that what you remember?
    That's all I've ever heard it called.
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