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Thread: Florida state quilt....a question about a block

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    I am working on a Florida State Seminoles quilt for my soon to be SIL. I found wonderful fabric here (thanks to a board member) and have put my blocks together. Now I'm joining them to make the quilt. I showed my daughters the first two rows last night. Youngest loved it and is sure Josh will too. The oldest wanted to know why I put swastikas in the quilt. I don't see it and my youngest doesn't either. Now I'm not sure. Is that what you see in this block or do you just see a pinwheel. Please be honest because if it is there I need to change it. Sigh.
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    I see pinwheel.

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    I see pinwheels

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    I can vaguely see where she's coming from, but it's really a stretch. I see flying geese pinwheels.

    And remind your DD that the symbol referred to as a swastika has been part of history since Neolithic times and was a positive sign. It's only since the 1930s that it's meaning was twisted by the Nazis. For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika.

    It's a gorgeous quilt and your future SIL will love it.

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    Thank you so much. I'm feeling better already.

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    Pinwheels here, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    I see pinwheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crickett Sweet
    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    I see pinwheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    Thank you so much. I'm feeling better already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crickett Sweet
    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    Thank you so much. I'm feeling better already.

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    I also see pinwheels. I love your quilt; I'd like it better if it was Penn State blue & white LOL.

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    Very nice pinwheels! He will love the quilt!

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    Lovely quilt.. I see pinwheels also.. but you will find many VERY old quilt patterns that have the "swastika" design including the Snail's trail.. as Bluphrog said it is a symbol that long predated Nazi Germany and Hitler's taking and perverting it. a design is a design.. nothing more.. what we read into it is the problem of the beholder.

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    I see pinwheels too, even tried looking without my glasses on because sometimes patterns show up differently when fuzzy.

    If you find that you need more or different Seminoles fabric, Suzanne's Quilt Shop in Moultrie, GA (no relation except as a satisfied customer) has some great prints too.

    I did a Seminole Rag Quilt for my little nephew - it is on my blog (linked below).

    Cheers, K

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    Grrrrrrrr.

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    I see pinwheels too! Maybe because we know what we are looking for??
    It's a lovely quilt, I wouldn't change a thing.

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    I see pinwheels because a swastika needs the middle bars to be complete

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    I only see beautiful pinwheels :D:D:D

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    I see pinwheels... would look alot better in ORANGE/BLUE !!

    =) <~~~Gator fan

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    I see pinwheels. When I started to scroll down and saw only one pinwheel, I think I see what she is talking about. What I see is not a complete swastika. I would never have seen anything if not mentioned.

    It's going to be beautiful!

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    pinwheels!

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    Yipee. I can continue with the quilt. Thanks.

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    I can see why your oldest would say that, but if you hadn't mentioned it, I wouldn't have seen it.

    I agree with Livenlearn124 about the Orange & Blue. Go Gators!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    Grrrrrrrr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
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    I was wondering about that my self. I hope I didn't ruffle any feathers.

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