Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Quilter's ABC-I

ABC--I is for Deja Vu?

Say, didn't you say this was a Bear Paw block?

Other sources, other locations knew it as Illinois Turkey Tracks. A bit of lore about Turkey Track blocks--it was considered bad luck to give a quilt of Turkey Tracks to a young single man, as it was said that if you did, he would never settle down.
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Wasn't this East of Eden?

East of Eden is made up of nine Indian Hatchet blocks. Our online guild is using these as a signature swap.
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I saw this last week. It's a Hole in the Barn Door.

Well, it is unless it is an Indian Hammer.
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Okay, you did call Grandma's quilt a Single Irish Chain , so this one is all right. (The Apple Irish Chain in my A post was based on the Double Irish Chain.)

I haven't seen these before. There is no deja vu here. There will be, though. Today you know them as Idaho Star. Watch for them in coming weeks under a different name.

Speaking of Idaho, here is the Idaho Beauty.

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Thank you to Denise Nesbitt who started it all, to the team, who keep it going. Find the ABC Wednesday links here, and the group no comment ABC here.

10 comments:

ArneA said...

lucky me.
I am maried.
it was considered bad luck to give a quilt of Turkey Tracks to a young single man, as it was said that if you did, he would never settle down.
Giving me the quilt through your post was scaring
:)

Miss_Yves said...

"Déjà vu "...
mais très beau !
but beautiful patterns !
miss Yves

CrazyCath said...

Love the Indian Hatchett. I live and learn ...

Mary said...

I really look forward to your Wednesday posts! You have such interesting quilt information...a natural teacher :-) It gets so confusing with all the multiple names blocks have.

Lilli & Nevada said...

these are beautiful

Bear Naked said...

Again another Interesting and Informative post and Images of Quilts.

Bear((( )))

Daryl said...

LOVE the quilts ... and those patterns are fascinating

:-Daryl

babooshka said...

Imaginative use of the I. I love how you incorporate quilting in, a subject I know little about.

leslie said...

You are so talented! Lovely quilts.

PERBS said...

I especially love those two Idaho ones -- since I was born there! Hope you are having fun guiding visitors around there. Miss you visiting around tho.