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Thread: Help identifying this vintage quilt pattern?

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    Question Help identifying this vintage quilt pattern?

    my mother-in-law gave me this quilt last week. it was very stained, but i've gotten out most of it. she knows it is a family quilt, but not who made it. our best guess is around 1920's-30's. Does anyone know what the pattern is? thanks for the help!

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    Looks like a form of bear claws. Very pretty
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    Also kind of looks like 'delectable mountain' but I'm no expert! Someone will know for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Bonnie View Post
    Also kind of looks like 'delectable mountain' but I'm no expert! Someone will know for sure!
    yes, or some variation of delectable mountains.

    Scroll down a bit:

    http://www.quiltvisions.com/QV/gallery.htm
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    I also thought it was a 'delectable mountains' variation ...

    Bonnie Hunter has a variation she calls 'scrappy mountain majesties' ...
    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/...majesties.html
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    awesome - yes, i googled images for Delectable Mountains and found one that's a variation of DM & that even has a reference to the pattern in American Patchwork and Quilting!

    http://quiltymary.blogspot.com/2009_09_01_archive.html

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    thanks for the help! Based upon what my m-i-l said, we think it was made by one of her grandmothers. She said one made a baby quilt for her when she was born in the 1930's and the other one didn't sew - that makes me think it would be the quilt-making grandma that made this one as well.

    it was very stained when i got it, but i soaked it with clorox 2 and treated the worst stains with Z-out. The Z-out was probably not the best choice, but it was so bad i thought i'd rather lose some color than have it remain stained. a little blue of one of the blue fabrics did fade, but the rest are the same. That's an ok trade-off, I guess. There are still some yellowed areas in the white fabric and i have debated about treating it further, but am going to think about it for the moment. At one point my cat peed on a quilt i was handquilting and i didn't discover it til it had set in and yellowed. I was able to get the stains out with a bleach pen, just putting it on waiting til the moment it faded and rinsing the spot under running water immediately. There was no way I was going to have a quilt on my bed with a cat pee stain on it! It worked, but that fabric was relatively new (although it took 15 years from the time i started the quilt til i finished, so maybe not SO new!)

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    just saw your post about the Scrappy Mountain Majesties - that looks the same as well. I'm thrilled to have a name for it. i've quilted for ages but just didn't recognize this one. My m-i-l thought it was a Bear's Paw as well, but I've made the BP and the ones i've seen usually come out of a corner with a square for the center of the paw, not spread out the length of the side of the block like this one is.

    Really appreciate the help!!

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    Is it Chicken Scratch.

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    Don't the name, it is very pretty.
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    Really Beautiful!! Love the shades of Blue!!

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    Very pretty quilt. And lucky you to have this family heirloom!
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    Really pretty!

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    Delectable Mountains is on my bucket list. I absolutely love your quilt. A real beauty!!!!! Stunning in blue/white. Thanks for sharing.

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    Is it just a small area of the quilt that is still stained? Maybe you could lay it out in the sunshine (while protecting the other parts to keep them from fadining). Good old sunshine gets a lot of stains out.

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    Delectable Mountain! And wonderful. You are so lucky and no she can't have it back now that you have cleaned it into the beauty it is now!

    In the future try not to use bleach on tender old fabric. It is so harsh and can do more damage that will cause the fabric to deteriorate.

    Invest in some products that are made for cleaning quilts. The detergents are gentle and non caustic and acid free. Your quilts will love you for it!

    This is a beautiful quilt.
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    What a lovely quilt and you did a terrific job in removing the stains -- you've saved a part of your family history by doing it. Good job!

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    I agree with Delectable Mountain variation. I have not seen that variation before.

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    Whatever the name, that was a great restoration and a very pretty quilt. What a lovely memory!

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