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Thread: Pinecone quilt pattern?

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    I seen a quilt with the pine cone pattern/ Has anyone seen this o r know where I can get instructions for it. It looks like a rag rug only it is folded triangles of fabric made into a quilt. Is tha as clear as mud? lol :?

    hope so it is very pretty when done in scraps.

    thanks for any help you can give me.

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    Is this what you mean?
    From http://www.womenfolk.com/quilting_history/afam.htm
    "Pine Cone Quilt - An African American Favorite
    The Pine Cone or Pine Burr quilt is a three dimensional quilt made of overlapping triangles. These triangles are put in a circular pattern starting at the center giving the look of a pine cone. Quilt Historian, Cuesta Benberry tells us, "From early to late twentieth century, the Pine Cone quilt was popular among southern African American quilters".2 This style quilt was considered a masterpiece work much as fine appliqué was considered in Caucasian communities."
    see also http://www.womenfolk.com/quilt_notes/7704.html
    attached photo by Hartley Bennett

    Here are some instructions: http://216.226.178.202/activity/Pine...ltbrochure.pdf

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    OMG! That's an awesome quilt!

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    oh THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

    That is the one and instructions to and I spend over an hour looking for it.

    It is so awsome looking. Off to read more will let you know when I start it ( have to get very brave first). :lol:

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    grammo....I'm sending you Brave Thoughts.
    Now, GO FOR IT!!
    You should have it all done by tonight and I expect to see pictures!! ;)

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    Hey Terri, if grammo has a coronary today, we know who to blame! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nor'easter
    Hey Terri, if grammo has a coronary today, we know who to blame! LOL!
    Nah...she'll be fine.
    I KNOW she can do it!! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammo013
    oh THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
    LOL! Good descriptions make easy searches. You are more than welcome! :D

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    It is not hard once you read directions. Won't have first one tonight but maybe tommorrow as I have been garage saling today.

    Woohoo did I find the bargains.

    Will post about it later.

    Again Thank you and thanks for confidence teri :lol:

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    That really is an awesome quilt!!! Can't wait to see yours grammo!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammo013
    It is not hard once you read directions. Won't have first one tonight but maybe tommorrow as I have been garage saling today.

    Woohoo did I find the bargains.

    Will post about it later.

    Again Thank you and thanks for confidence teri :lol:
    I'll be waiting for the first pictures!! :)

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    Okay I am folding and folding and folding. Now the question is (need opion here since not in directions) do you sew one side down and then add next point and sew them together? This will make a very thick seam. Or do you sew them seperately side by side? Wish I wasn't a beginner :cry: :lol: but then I couldn't ask all you wonderful people for advice (((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))))))) FOR EVERYONE!!!!!

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    Oh, I couldn't help you there. I'm just waiting on pictures. lol
    I think it was Mareliba who did a square for the Round Robin and it had folded pieces in it. Maybe send her a PM and ask. She's pretty good at this stuff. :)

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    If I'm reading the directions correctly, they're saying to lay out each row of triangles (maybe pin them in place) and make one circular seam per row catching part of each triangle. They look like overlapping prairie points to me. The seams do look thick because of layering the triangles but you're cutting off the excess material before the next row. I did also read that this quilt is very heavy. Now, I've not tried this, only giving you my opinion of what I think it's telling you to do...so if someone else knows what to do maybe they will let us know.

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    Ok that seems really right to me to. And if not I will have a new look. Will try a practice piece today.

    Yep the more I read it tha sounds right. It is going for that 3D look and I bet that is how we get it. Okay going to put one together this morning in between picking my peas. Hopefully have picture this afternoon of practice one.

    Keep fingers crossed. lol :lol:

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    Don´t really know how to advise you here however I have just made a prairie point sashing on the quilt I am making and they tell you to put one point inside another, it does however make a thick seam-

    Just went to get my left over prairie points to try this out for you.

    Taking pictures, hang on. Well I kinda think this was hand sewn, however here are my pictures because I was very interested to see the result here. The quilt is going to be round and you cut the corners off each round. Thats how I ended up, Could be way off the mark. What do you all think. This has got me going. :lol: :lol:

    Okay pictures, probably won´t post in order.

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    Okay this is the first. the other I have placed over the top.
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    This is the 6th and 7th points done. What do you all think?????

    How do you attach the next lot though. I am flummuxed Elle

    This is the last lot placed together.
    So therefore the quilt be round when all the other points are cut off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grammo013
    Ok that seems really right to me to. And if not I will have a new look. Will try a practice piece today.

    Yep the more I read it tha sounds right. It is going for that 3D look and I bet that is how we get it. Okay going to put one together this morning in between picking my peas. Hopefully have picture this afternoon of practice one.

    Keep fingers crossed. lol :lol:
    Grammo just seen your post did not mean to steal your thunder so to speak I was just plain interested. Hope I have not offended you.. Elle

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    Does anyone else remember the discussion on this board back a few years ago? It was not listed as Pine Cone simply because when the photo was posted, no one knew what it was.

    The quilt appeared on eBay and caught the eye of a member who was intrigued by the way it was done.and wrote to ask what it was. Someone did some research and found the history.

    I mentioned this to a friend who spends winters in Florida. She said when they first began going down South she would see these in the Thrift stores for sale. They were some big, heavy, awesome quilts.

    Quilting is also about reviving old traditions. Making some of those "old" quilt patterns will keep the history of quilting alive.

    Keep up all the good work you quiters do around this forum. It helps keep things interesting (no wonder the trolls are lurking!!!)

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    Yes, there is a lot of history in quilt making. Have been reading about the URR quilts as well.

    This quilt when finished will be very heavy, hope they have cold winters wherever our quilter lives.

    Elle

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