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Thread: Need Help Identifying Pattern - Antique Quilt

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    We recently took a trip to Phoenix and stayed in a lovely home that was adorned with quilts. Our hostess said that all had been made by relatives many generations ago. She does not sew, but displays them lovingly as a lasting bond with her family.

    I was in heaven!!! Not only could I sit and look for as long as I wanted....she encouraged me to TOUCH - fondle, caress, cover myself in all that lovely quilted glory! (Goosebumps - Does it get any better??!!)

    The piecing and hand stitching was amazing - and there were many patterns that I could not identify. I would love to reproduce one....but for me, would be easier if I had a pattern to follow.

    Anyone recognize this pattern?

    Starburst?
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    yup it is called impossible for me to make...lol

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    Wow! That is gorgeous! I hope you are able to duplicate it!

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    Oh man I've never seen that one. I love it!!!! I think I need this one in my collection. :thumbup:

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    Wow...really beautiful quilt...wish I could help but still new at this quilting stuff. Best of luck finding pattern name, etc.

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    Don't know the pattern, but it is AWESOME!

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    I have never seen this pattern before. It is amazing. I can see why you love it.

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    I've not seen that one before. It is beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charming
    yup it is called impossible for me to make...lol
    I have to agree with this statement! It looks like needle turn to me (which I will never do....) and it is BEAUTIFUL!

    Sorry, I can not tell you the name either, but Starburst fits it perfectly!

    One person that may be able to give you a hint on what it is may be Eleanor Burns. Go to her site and e-mail a pic to customer service. Here is the link: http://www.quiltinaday.com/customerservice/

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    It is gorgeous!!! Don't have any clue what the pattern is!

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    Wow.

    WOW!
    Now that's my kind of quilter.

    Is that all appliqued or pieced? Or a combo?

    How brilliant was she...and so innovative to come up with what is clearly a unique piece of work.

    Thank you so much for sharing that - it's not often you see something totally new. I'm sharing that photo with my group.

    Fabulous!!!


    eta: You know, the more I look at it, I see sort of the bones of a Mariner's Compass with some really, really interesting coloring. I could see how it could be pieced (even paper-pieced) with some extra lines to create a leaded (white fabric) effect. I'm off to play in EQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
    Quote Originally Posted by Charming
    yup it is called impossible for me to make...lol
    I have to agree with this statement! It looks like needle turn to me (which I will never do....) and it is BEAUTIFUL!

    Sorry, I can not tell you the name either, but Starburst fits it perfectly!

    One person that may be able to give you a hint on what it is may be Eleanor Burns. Go to her site and e-mail a pic to customer service. Here is the link: http://www.quiltinaday.com/customerservice/
    What a good idea! It is so beautiful.

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    I don't know but I love that quilt!

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    No idea! It looks like applique to me. Amazing!! Thanks for sharing :D:D

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    Well, Cheryl just today posted this link showing how to do an easy zig-zag, so figuring out that part is done: ;-)

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-113992-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Well, Cheryl just today posted this link showing how to do an easy zig-zag, so figuring out that part is done: ;-)

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-113992-1.htm
    Thanks for the link to the zig-zag - what a great way to achieve the results!

    This quilt was needle turn and entirely hand pieced/quilted with beautiful, even stitches. The owner thought that this particular one had been done by her husband's great-grandmother around 1925.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Wow.

    WOW!
    Now that's my kind of quilter.

    eta: You know, the more I look at it, I see sort of the bones of a Mariner's Compass with some really, really interesting coloring. I could see how it could be pieced (even paper-pieced) with some extra lines to create a leaded (white fabric) effect. I'm off to play in EQ.
    I'm searching for additional pictures....I know that I took more than one. I'll post them as soon as I find them.

    Would LOVE to see this done on EQ......Please share when you are done! :)

    Linda

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    Found a couple more pics....

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    Close Up of Stitching
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    Wow, look at how she echoed the zigzag in the quilting.

    I am soooooo impressed with this quilt. What a treasure!

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    I think it may be called Sunburst Star..My Grandmother made these. They are gorgeous...

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    WOW! that must have taken a lifetime to make. It is truly amazing.

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    It's beautiful, (no idea on the pattern, but it sure is Beautiful....!)

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    The title I have for this pattern is...Mountain Star. It is shown in black and white drawing in the Stearns & Foster Catalogue of Quilt Pattern designs and Needle Craft Supplies. It is in a little yellow book put out by Mountain Mist about 35 yrs. ago. It says inside the cover patterns can be purchased from Creative Quilting Center
    The Stearns & Foster Co.
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    Keep in mind that was a loooong time ago. The drawing is on page 8 and the description reads: The Mountain Star design in itself is unusual and fascinating, but its greatest charm lies in its blending colors. The entire star design as well as the interblock border is appliqued on.

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    Thanks so much for the information! I wonder if the date that she stated was correct and the quilt pattern has been around for 75+ years and was republished 35 years ago....or if she has incorrect info on the age and maker of the quilt. Hard to say, as most people don't sign and date their quilts....so it's left up to the family to keep track of who made what and when.

    Either way - it's a beautiful quilt and I'd love to date mine 2011!

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    I have never seen anything close to this. Its really different and I like it.

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