Wednesday, August 20, 2008

ABC-Wednesday--E

There will be something for every letter for this Quilt Block ABC. Today we have reached the letter E and I present to you the Star of the East. Now, mind you, I did not know that it had that name when I made this quilt of stars several years ago. (You have already seen a couple of the blocks from it and you will see more as we go along.) You see, many similar quilt blocks have shown up in different places with different names, depending on what was on the mind of the quilter at the time. This Star of the East has also been known as Eastern Star, Blazing Star, Star of the Bluegrass, Bright Morning Star, and Blazing Star of Minnesota.

I could show you something and make up a name and if it sounds good you might be convinced.


Now here is another naming example. The individual blocks in this arrangement are Indian Hatchet. My quilt group is using them for a signature swap. If sewn together in this arrangement, the block is known to some as East to Eden.


They sure show up better in this picture. I am having trouble with light when snapping blocks with solid white in them. Now, I am stretching into next week with this one, because I am combining the Hatchets with some Four Patch blocks. I think this arrangement is more interesting that East to Eden. I don't know if it has a name, but it is similar to a Jacob's Ladder. (You will have to wait for J!)

And if I put them together like this, it is still different. It reminds me of some of the "Road" blocks. Maybe it should be Road to Eden!


Mrs. Nesbitt started ABC-Wednesday which now has its own blog locations. This one for the Mr. Linky and another or a no comment collection of ABC posts from around the world. All three sites are worth a look.

The summer is winding to a close and I may actually be AT HOME TO STAY in a couple of days. I promise to do some visiting then.

12 comments:

Nydia said...

These qwuilts are so intricated! I'd be lost if I tried to make them! This is an art... Beautiful Eden art!

Kisses from Nydia.

Nydia said...

These qwuilts are so intricated! I'd be lost if I tried to make them! This is an art... Beautiful Eden art!

Kisses from Nydia.

Bear Naked said...

Your quilts are very unique.
Do you make them for yourself and family or do you make them for retail sales?

Bear((( )))

Gemma said...

The quilts are wonderful!

Paulie said...

Oh, by far, my favorite is the first one! I can't make that intricate a quilt. The present one I am working on has all big squares and 8 that have 9 square blocks to make up one big square. That's about as intricate as I get. . . and that one might not get sewn IF I can't figure out what is the matter with my sewing machine tension since the back of the stitches are loose. sigh

Denise said...

Absolutely fantastic Katney! So much patience required for an outstanding pass time.

Thanks for being part of ABC Wednesday.

Patty said...

Oh how pretty. I love quilts. I am going to PA in a few weeks and will be taking a trip to Lancaster where the Amish are. I am looking forward to seeing the quilts there.

Daryl said...

another beautiful pattern ...


:-Daryl

becky voyles said...

Beautiful quilts, Katney.

CrazyCath said...

I learn so much...
Who would have thought quilt blocks and patterns have so many names?

Dragonstar said...

This is all so complicated! I'd no idea there was so much involved.

Thanks for your good wishes.

Mary said...

Oh, how lovely and interesting! I can't wait to explore the rest of the alphabet!