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Thread: What are the names of these blocks?

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    What are the names of these blocks?

    I need help with the names of these blocks.

    Here are two photos of quilts I've made.

    The first I've called "The Magic Blanket" because it was my little son's security blanket. I assured him that it would magically keep all his night time fears at bay so he could get to sleep. He used it until it got worn to a thread, and now I'd like to make a copy for his child. My problem is that I can't remember the name of the block.

    The second I call simply "The Checkerboard Quilt" but it must have a more common name. It was what I call a panic quilt. I had just retired and found myself with a LOT of time on my hands, went into a slight panic, and made this quilt (hand pieced and hand quilted) in 6 weeks. A quick one, for me. I gave it to my 87 year old mother, in hopes that despite her Alzheimer's, she might remember who I am.

    I guess there's a lot of emotion associated with some quilts. Sorry about that.
    Any help with the names would help.

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    I don't know the name but it looks like it is made up of 4 blocks wide by 4 Blocks high. Each block is made up of 4 kites and 2 quarter triangles. The main part of the kite (center) is a 45 degree angle because, if you look , two from each of 4 adjoining blocks, make a 360 degree Dresden-like shape. I think it would not be hard to figure out if you cannot find a pattern.

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    I will be watching this thread as I really like the quilts. I also would love to know the name of the first quilt. BrendaK
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    The second one is a single patch.
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    The second one is a single patch.

    I have never seen the first one, very interesting.
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    The first one is very pretty, don't the name.
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    That first one is really, really cool! I've never seen it before. I hope someone is able to help you.

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    I don't know the names of the blocks either but really like the first one and the magic of the story.

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    I love the first quilt, too. I'm usually pretty good at discerning quilt patterns, but this one has me flummoxed. I hope someone on this board can explain how it is made!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sushi View Post
    I love the first quilt, too. I'm usually pretty good at discerning quilt patterns, but this one has me flummoxed. I hope someone on this board can explain how it is made!
    The first one has hour glasses in two corners which come together to form the pretty center of a larger block. The rest looks pretty complicated. I see large stars, which I think would be easier to see if those pieces were a different color from the hour glass corners. I'm flummoxed, too. Good luck on finding that one.

    I love the colors in the second one. So simple, yet utterly beautiful.
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    Good luck on finding the pattern for the first one. I tried drawing it in EQ and didn't get it right. Could you tell me what size the block finished at? That would help, but I still don't think I can do it. Perhaps take the picture of the quilt to one of the office supply places (Staples, Office Depot, etc) and get them to print the a block from the quilt at the size you want to make the block. Then you can at least make some templates to get you started. I really believe that was a template quilt.

    For me, you are proving why a label with all pertinent info is so very important. I have to admit that I haven't been putting them on my quilts, but I am going to have to decide to just do it. It is very frustrating to look back and can't find the info when you want to recreate one.
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    Similar to Bonnie Hunters Star struck that is shown in the pictures in this digest. You could substitute I think

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    Laura in Montreal, if you can give me the finished size of a block in The Magic Blanket Quilt my brother says that he will be able to draw the templates for you.
    Hugs, Jen

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    After looking at this for a while, I think it can be paper pieced. I have to give this a try. Will get to it!
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    I took a shot at it in EQ, what do you guys think?

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    Here's the block.

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    Paper-piecing would probably be best; it has some odd angles.

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    Nope, I got a couple of the angles wrong, hang on....

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    Here we go, this one is better.

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    They aren't exactly the same, but it's somewhat similar to Eleanor Burn's Day and Night pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I took a shot at it in EQ, what do you guys think?

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    Paper-piecing would probably be best; it has some odd angles.
    Peckish, you figured that out perfectly. I tried and couldn't get the angles right. Thanks for sharing with
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    Edited to add... I saw the new pictures after I posted this. The second pictures are much more accurate. EQ is a great program. I'll try drawing out almost any type block to get the experience.
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    Peckish you always amaze me
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    Wow Peckish, you are a genius!

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    I believe you could PP this block in 4 sections and then sew together. I love the look of this pattern. Looks so difficult but is not.

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    Hi Jenbro -- The finished block is 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches (well, most of them are). Give your brother a big hug!
    Thanks again!
    Laura

    Quote Originally Posted by jenbro View Post
    Laura in Montreal, if you can give me the finished size of a block in The Magic Blanket Quilt my brother says that he will be able to draw the templates for you.
    Hugs, Jen

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    This is it, Peckish! Well done, and thank you!


    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I took a shot at it in EQ, what do you guys think?

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    Here's the block.

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    Paper-piecing would probably be best; it has some odd angles.

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    What can I say, I like challenges and one of my favorite things to do is deconstruct quilt blocks. Glad I could help!

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