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Thread: What pattern is behind Bonnie?

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    What pattern is behind Bonnie?

    go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=S7i6Wrl4rZ8 and look at the quilt on the wall. Anyone know name of pattern?
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    I think you mean Jenny?

    Not too long ago, there was a thread asking the same question.
    I'm pretty sure the answer was given there.
    ... so you might want to look for that thread.
    Or perhaps someone will give you the answer!
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    Looks like a cathedral window.

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    I have the book Better Homes and Gardens Creative American Quilting. On page 55 there is a quilt that looks exactly like the one on Jennys wall. They call it the Snowball Quilt. The quilt dates from the 30's and 40's.

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    Thanks, I was thinking snowball but couldn't see it clearly enough. And yes, I do mean Jenny.
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    It's not Cathedral Windows of which I am familiar ... of course, there may be a different style.
    Likewise, not a snowball ... and again, perhaps there are variations?
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    I know - I tried to enlarge the pix and it seems like I can see triangles or something in corners.
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    It's like a Spiderweb block with reverse coloring.

    Instead of the stars being muslim and strips used for the coloring of the octagons,
    these are pieced with the 30's fabric in the center, and two large pieces of muslin on each side to form the QST.

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    I don't know that I'd have quilted it in the grid pattern but here are the components:


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    It looks like the 10 minute block to me. The sides pieces (off white in my dample) stitch together and look like a circle.
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    It is not a snowball either. I have always callled this a humming bird block. I may be absolutely wrong on this.
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    I just realized that Jenny Doan also has a tute for a spider web quilt. The pattern is the same its just in reverse colors and no string piecing. Clear as mud?

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    yep, that appears to be it.

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    One name for the block is hummingbird. My grandmother made one in the 40s, and I have seen a couple others from the 30s.

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    It was said it was an antique quilt from her collection. It was in the comments on the video page.
    Last edited by BellaBoo; 01-23-2013 at 06:44 AM.
    Got fabric?

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    looks like a variation of the cathedral window

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    Quilt Almanac 2013-on newstand now, from editors of Quilt magazine...it is on the front cover, lower right corner and its instructions inside either call for template cutting or paper piercing......lots like it would be fun to make, I do think though that this one has a bigger "star", but still scrappy....I am going to attempt the paper piecing one........

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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    . I have always callled this a humming bird block.
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    One name for the block is hummingbird.
    http://www.lynbrown.com/hummingbird-...-wall-hanging/

    They are similar in look (if that's the block you were both referencing), but the construction is very different.

    The hummingbird is made up of 4 smaller square blocks, giving the appearance that the star is on point.
    Also, the secondary pattern is different - no more octagon shape, which is what I think makes the Spiderweb quilt so cool.

    Alas, you still have to match up all those points when joining the blocks.

    Thanks for mentioning it - I hadn't heard of the "hummingbird" block before.

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    My Mother always called this Periwinkle Star. It is not a cathedral windows or snowball, but it appears it is also called Arkansas Star. I have one my Mother made in the 1970's. Love it!

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    All these different names are very interesting:

    Here are some templates for making a "Periwinkle Star" - but I think that would be only for hand piecing.
    Or EPP (cutting off the seam allowances).
    I wouldn't bother attempting this by machine - doable, but I'm not a masochist.
    http://www.ozquilts.com.au/periwinkle-star-p17031.html

    And here's the piecing for the Arkansas Star (as a 9patch) - this looks to have the easiest piecing and would still get you the octagon, but you do have those extra seam lines.
    http://www.pieceandquilt.com/2011/07...r-month-6.html

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    I too, fell in love with this quilt so I sent a message to her. I just got a reply that said that it is an antique quilt of Jenny's and that there is no pattern to offer. Some of the answers from other board members are so close that I believe we could put one together.

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