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Thread: Can anyone tell me the 'official' name of this block or where I can get a pattern?

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    Super Member Corky's Avatar
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    I've fallen in love with this block, and have lots of bright fabrics to make it with, however, the person who posted it on Flickr (bemused.typepad.com) called it the 'whirling dervish' and whenever I search for that, I come up with different patterns.

    Any one know a more common name for it, and especially where I can get a pattern/instructions?

    Many thanks for your help ahead of time!

    ?? Block Name & Pattern ??
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    It sorta looks like a Kaleidoscape Pinwheel, except with 12 blades instead of 8

    http://craftersquarters.com/2011/01/...inwheel-quilt/

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    That looks to me like a Dresden plate variation with points instead of rounded.

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    I think I saw it on Quilter's Cache

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    That looks to me like a Dresden plate variation with points instead of rounded.
    I was thinking this also after i posted above because of the center circle.

    This is one on Quilter's Cache (without the center circle)
    http://www.quilterscache.com/P/Pinwheel8Block.html

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    This one is really close, although it has 8 blades rather than the 12 on the original.

    Let's keep looking? I really really really appreciate your help!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by TeddyB1967
    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    That looks to me like a Dresden plate variation with points instead of rounded.
    I was thinking this also after i posted above because of the center circle.

    This is one on Quilter's Cache (without the center circle)
    http://www.quilterscache.com/P/Pinwheel8Block.html
    not quite.
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    I found it described as an Appalachian Sunburst...It was painted on a barn and described as traditional, but I haven't found directions.

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    OMGosh! You are absolutely right! It is the same block.

    I sure hope you gals can help me find a pattern for it...

    Thanks!!

    Quote Originally Posted by marymm
    I found it described as an Appalachian Sunburst...It was painted on a barn and described as traditional, but I haven't found directions.
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    Are you good with graph paper. It wouldn't be hard to draw out. Yet me know if you want help.:)

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    No, really? and You betcha!!

    Seriously, you are very kind to offer. I would love to have the instructions. :)

    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Are you good with graph paper. It wouldn't be hard to draw out. Yet me know if you want help.:)

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    I'm not having any luck at all finding the pattern. I'm sorry

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    Thanks so much for looking. I have spent the past hour or so looking through all the patterns on Quilter's Cache. Having a great time, but no luck with it, either.

    Lots of eye candy there!!

    Quote Originally Posted by TeddyB1967
    I'm not having any luck at all finding the pattern. I'm sorry

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    I just did some more research--didn't find the pattern, but found the most inspiring and beautiful story about Donna Sue Groves, the woman behind the barn quilts. If you have a moment, read this and you'll love the barn quilts even more. Sounds like you'll have help drafting the block. Here's link for the story:

    http://thehardestyear.com/2009/07/a-...e-of-her-life/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corky
    I've fallen in love with this block, and have lots of bright fabrics to make it with, however, the person who posted it on Flickr (bemused.typepad.com) called it the 'whirling dervish' and whenever I search for that, I come up with different patterns.

    Any one know a more common name for it, and especially where I can get a pattern/instructions?

    Many thanks for your help ahead of time!
    Is there a way to contact the person that posted it? Maybe she has instructions?

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    It looks like a "Buzz saw" pattern to me and I like the colors.

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    I've emailed her. No reply. It was from Jan 2007.

    Quote Originally Posted by MellieKQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by Corky
    I've fallen in love with this block, and have lots of bright fabrics to make it with, however, the person who posted it on Flickr (bemused.typepad.com) called it the 'whirling dervish' and whenever I search for that, I come up with different patterns.

    Any one know a more common name for it, and especially where I can get a pattern/instructions?

    Many thanks for your help ahead of time!
    Is there a way to contact the person that posted it? Maybe she has instructions?

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    Could you not use the pattern on Quilter's Cache and make a circle for the middle and hand sew it on? Just a thought.

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    Well, I could, but I want the 12 blade block, and Quilter's Cache doesn't have it, just the 8 blade block. I like the 12 blades.

    Thanks, though! I thought I might use a yoyo for center circle, too.



    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher
    Could you not use the pattern on Quilter's Cache and make a circle for the middle and hand sew it on? Just a thought.

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    Not the Buzz saw, but that, too, is an interesting block.

    Quote Originally Posted by cctx.
    It looks like a "Buzz saw" pattern to me and I like the colors.
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    Very cute, but I have no idea of name.

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    Jan (the gal from the bemused.typepad blog) just wrote me back. Here is the pictures she sent me.

    She made the templates and added 1/4 inch. I wonder if there isn't an easier way? Even if all the blades are the same and then trimmed to a square?

    Any ideas?

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    Hey there, DakotaMaid! Do you see the original pattern I just posted? Does that help you draft a unit where all the blades are the same, but then trimmed to the square or should I use templates?

    Thanks for your help!

    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Are you good with graph paper. It wouldn't be hard to draw out. Yet me know if you want help.:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corky
    Jan (the gal from the bemused.typepad blog) just wrote me back. Here is the pictures she sent me.

    She made the templates and added 1/4 inch. I wonder if there isn't an easier way? Even if all the blades are the same and then trimmed to a square?

    Any ideas?
    Is it a McKim Studios Pattern illustrated here?

    Thanks for the correction on the Buzz Saw too y'all.

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    Found another fascinating link while trying to help you.
    Sorry my EQ skills are just not up to it, I've fussed around this evening but... not happening.
    http://www.upstateheritagequilttrail...klet_831-2.pdf

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    I dont know either, I hope someone can help you ! I really like it too !

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