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Thread: Perkiomen Valley Triangle

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    Super Member StitchinJoy's Avatar
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    You've heard of the Bermuda Triangle. But have you heard of the Perkiomen Valley?

    The Perkiomen River valley is near where I live. Women there have been making Split Ninepatch quilts and setting them like this for over 100 years.

    The pattern is called Perkiomen Valley Split Ninepatch. You might sometimes (rarely) see one in a show or in a book. I've made 3 of them and I have one bed sized one in the workroom closet now, waiting to be quilted. They were all the traditional Split Ninepatch quilt set this way. The traditional Perkiomen Valley Split 9Patch takes 100 blocks of 12 pieces each= 1200 pieces.

    I recently started experimenting with old patterns and this was one of them. I just used plain triangles and sewed them into 4" HSTs with deep turquoise solid Kona cotton background and all different repro reds. This quilt took 100 HST blocks= 200 pieces.


    It's 33" square. The deep turquoise "paths" are 2 1/2" wide. I plan on machine quilting it on my longarm, with continous curves on the reds and feathers on the turquoise.

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    That is a very nice looking quilt. The colours complement each other perfectly. I'd not heard of Perkiomen Valley Split 9patch before, but I think I might have to do some research now!

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    Gorgeous quilt

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    It looks a lot like the "buckwheat" block. It is going to be a looker..............

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    Lovely!

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    Oh how pretty!

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    Really nice! I really like the rickrack look.

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    Very nice with a funny name! :D

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    Beautiful quilt. Now you have me wanting to try a split nine patch.

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    Never had heard of this pattern but yours is just gorgeous! I really love it. And the fabric shoices are beautiful. Thank You for sharing. Fantastic job!

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    Such an intriguing quilt and story! Thank you for sharing it with us :D:D:D

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    It is amazing what you can do with half square triangles. Great job, really like the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StitchinJoy View Post
    You've heard of the Bermuda Triangle. But have you heard of the Perkiomen Valley?

    The Perkiomen River valley is near where I live. Women there have been making Split Ninepatch quilts and setting them like this for over 100 years.

    The pattern is called Perkiomen Valley Split Ninepatch. You might sometimes (rarely) see one in a show or in a book. I've made 3 of them and I have one bed sized one in the workroom closet now, waiting to be quilted. They were all the traditional Split Ninepatch quilt set this way. The traditional Perkiomen Valley Split 9Patch takes 100 blocks of 12 pieces each= 1200 pieces.

    I recently started experimenting with old patterns and this was one of them. I just used plain triangles and sewed them into 4" HSTs with deep turquoise solid Kona cotton background and all different repro reds. This quilt took 100 HST blocks= 200 pieces.


    It's 33" square. The deep turquoise "paths" are 2 1/2" wide. I plan on machine quilting it on my longarm, with continous curves on the reds and feathers on the turquoise.

    Perkiomen Valley Triangle
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    hi..we lived between Bechtelsville & Barto PA in historic village of Forgedale. Perkiomen Creek ran by our house @ bottom hill. we were a couple of ridges away from the Perkiomen River. we traveled a lot in those years w hubs jobs for Bechtel Corp. so, of course i wanted to live in bechtelsville ) ..but couldn't find a house to rent. PA & NJ were the only jobs where we got to live long enough to learn, know & fall in love w a commnity of wonderful people. and in PA, with bucks county's rich history. i learned to quilt there. i saw many Perkiomen Valley quilts at local shows. i still haven't made one. searching images on zapmeta - i don't Google -- they're SOO into world dominance ) - i wanted to share w on-line friends dicussing split 9-p quilts, the story & an image of my favorite split 9 ..the Perkiomen Valley pattern. found your quilt. i had planned bedsize...still do. but looking at your quilt, i had an "aha!" moment! i, who prefers doing miniatures, hadn't even considered this pattern. so, next miniature will be using scraps for a miniature Perkiomen Valley quilt for my one dining room wall, aka my sewing room.
    ...i live for internet image searches .. and finding your quilt is one of the reasons i do.
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    I like the contrast of the two main colors you chose. Thanks for the story too. I've never heard of that valley before or the split d9p. D9p, yes, but not split. Have a nice day!
    Go forth and sew!

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