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Name this quilt block!

Old 06-28-2013, 05:09 AM
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A friend got these pieces at an auction and we are trying to figure out what quilt pattern these would go in to. The pieces are all triangular in shape. I at first thought just a plain ole triangle quilt but then I noticed if you tried to piece them together, some of the triangles would be upside down.

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Old 06-28-2013, 05:13 AM
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I don't really think that there is such a thing as an 'upside down' triangle, unless the print it the fabric makes it so. I would just piece them in rows.
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Just lay them out and put them together like a jigsaw puzzle and see what you get.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:18 AM
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I don't really think that there is such a thing as an 'upside down' triangle, unless the print it the fabric makes it so. I would just piece them in rows.
If we just piece them in a row, won't one block have the points going up and the next block have the point going down? My friend doesn't live near me so I cant physically get my hands on the blocks. I am a very visual person!
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:28 AM
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Looks like it could be a pyramid. Go to Betsy Telfor-Goodwin's Rocky Mountain quilts. I saw a Roman Bar Pyramid that looks similar. they eventually square up.
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​Might be Thousand Pyramid blocks?
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:59 AM
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No clue, I would try to just put them together.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
If we just piece them in a row, won't one block have the points going up and the next block have the point going down? My friend doesn't live near me so I cant physically get my hands on the blocks. I am a very visual person!
Each of your triangle blocks consists of 9 triangles. 6 of them face one way, 3 face the other. Even within a block, some face up and some face down. You could put the blocks together all by themselves, or your could alternate your blocks with solid fabric triangles.
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I agree with dunster. hugs
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It's like 1000 pyramids, but with the small triangles stitched into a larger triangle, those are often set off by a large triangle of similar color.

There are several setting suggestions here: http://www.quilterscache.com/T/ThousandPyramidsBlock.html
They can be used for the individual triangles, or they could be used for the triangle blocks that you have.

This search shows at least one with blocks similar to what you have.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/searc...ilt+variations

There is a different name for the variation that you have, but I don't remember off-hand what it is. I was thinking sugar bowl, but that doesn't seem to be it. I think I saw it recently in an historic quilt in a magazine, not necessarily the most recent magazine.

Found it!! It's a sugar loaf quilt, an antique design. look near the bottom of the page at http://inklingoprojects.blogspot.com/2009_01_01_archive.html
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