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Old 06-26-2018, 11:39 AM
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I am curious about quilt blocks with superstitions attached. I have heard of not making a Wandering Foot block for a young man to sleep under. Evidently he will go on a journey. Have you heard any other's
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Old 06-26-2018, 12:40 PM
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I have heard names but no superstitions.
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Old 06-26-2018, 01:35 PM
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I have to chuckle a bit...I heard that same superstition about knitting a sweater for a daughters boyfriend.
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Old 06-26-2018, 02:35 PM
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Hi Maggie8801, I've also heard that about the wandering foot block as well as wandering ways. but no other superstitions. I bet there's a book out there about quilt blocks and meanings, superstitions, etc. thought provoking question for sure!
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Never heard of any and would not believe them them if I do.
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I've never heard any either.
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I have heard about some - but if I really liked the block - I would just give it another name - or find another name for it - and ignore the superstition.
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Old 06-27-2018, 05:57 AM
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What does the wandering foot block look like? Never heard of it!
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:14 AM
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Google this - "quilt block superstitions" to find a lot. One is from this QB in January of 2009!
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I recall in the Elm Creek Quilts books that a number of quilt names had associations with superstitions, such as the wandering foot. I think that referred to a Drunkard’s Path pattern.
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