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Thread: Wintu basket motifs

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    Wintu basket motifs

    A friend of mine supplied me with drawings of traditional basket motifs from a local tribe. I turned a few of them into quilt patterns then a quilt as a gift for her. the top pattern is called frog fingers, near the bottom, which we know as delectible mountains is swallowtail. the small HST row is waves. The one in the middle of the trees is called deer sign. Another is rattlesnake tail. I hope you enjoy this quilt The bottom is leaves on branches.
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    Amazing quilt and amazing detail to native patterns...I'm sure your friend will be thrilled for the gift. I'm from a Northern California tribe and see those same designs in some of our family's basketry. Great job!

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    That is very beautiful It will make your friend very happy.

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    I love this! What a spectacular job and a beautiful quilt. Well Done!

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    Very unique quilt. Absolutely spectacular

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    Very beautiful. I love the frog fingers!

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    I love it. I am sure your friend will as well.

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    That is a beautiful quilt and I'm so glad you told us the names of the designs. I found that fascinating! Thank you.

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    Thank you, all of you.
    Sister 1, I am glad my efforts did not give offence.
    Kathy T, I enjoyed learning the pattern names, so I thought others might as well. I don't know the name of the pattern between the snake tails or the row of diamonds pattern.

    My friend does like her quilt. another friend asked for the patterns because she wants to make one for her DH, who is of the same tribe.

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    very nicely done and so nice to have a 'story' of the blocks.
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    Wonderful - it is so great when we can incorporate something meaningful into our art

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    You did an awesome job of making those patterns!!
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    Lovely quilt. I am sure your friend will be thrilled.
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    Absolutely stunning! Love your quilt. Thank you for sharing.
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    Very interesting.

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    That is so beautiful. I love ones that are out of the ordinary. Just beautiful!

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    What a fabulous idea. Your quilt is wonderful
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    You are an artist. Beautiful. So glad your friend loves the quilt...but then what's not to love. BrendaK
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    WOW! Wonderful quilt!

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    That is really neat. She must be so happy.

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    Beautiful quilt.

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    Neat quilt, and such a special gift!
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    That is a stunning, unique quilt. You did an amazing job. A wonderful gift for your friend.

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    Such a beautiful quilt!!!!

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    Beautiful!
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