Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Quilter's ABC--L

Mrs. Nesbitt started ABC Wednesday and now it has its own Anthology Blog and its own Mr. Linky site.

I told you you would see this one again. L is for LeMoyne Star. This design was introduced as far back before the 1850s. Other names it has been called are Lemon Star, and Star of Le Moyne, (and, of course, Idaho Star.)



Another political block--and also another block we have seen before. This pattern, most commonly called Churn Dash was also known as Lincoln's Platform, originating in the mid-1850s.

Neither of the blocks below are full sized Lone Star quilts, but I call them Little Lone Stars.

Traditionally a Lone Star Quilt is a whole quilt design. A traditional Lone Star will have one large star with many more diamonds.

20 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

Did something special happen at LeMoyne, I wonder.

Liz said...

That Lone Star quilt must take some making! Well, all quilting must. It is amazing how many different designs there are.

RuneE said...

You have some great patterns - I ike to take picture of thepatterns I find in nature and construction. Maybe it is the same "urge"?

CrazyCath said...

I love the stars. And Little Lone stars seems a perfect name to me.

Nydia said...

One more beautiful post. My favorite was the last Lone Star photo, all the matching colors are great.

Kisses from Nydia.

Lily Hydrangea said...

these are exquisite!

Bear Naked said...

Another very informative post about quilt patterns.
The Lone Star pattern is one I have seen before.

Bear((( )))

photowannabe said...

Love the variety of the Lone Star quilt pieces. Wonderful work. Someone was so patient.

Jay said...

I had no idea those quilting patterns all had names! Silly really, it's logical that they should.

Very pretty work!

earthlingorgeous said...

What lovely quilts I am still envious of those who make these lovely quilts like you. Thanks for the lesson about quilts. Perfect for L.

PERBS said...

MOre of those triangular pieces I can't put together. Just gorgeous!

I might get this 2nd quilt finished today. Ok, back to the sewing machine. . .

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

I wish I had taken up quilting... I think I would have enjoyed it. I know I would have.
Patterns are pretty... like a Kaleidoscope... I loved looking through those as a little girl.. they always intrigued me!!
Great post!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat

Neva said...

Those are some lovely quilt's! I have no patience for quilting but I am so appreciative of those that make the time....very nice.

diXymiss said...

I know neXt to NOTHING about quilting, but I love the pattern and color combination in that last shot ~ beautiful!

Lynette said...

Very nice L post, Katney. Thanks for the info on the long load, too.

leslie said...

More great patterns! How many ARE there? You're a whiz at this. :)

Dragonstar said...

The Lone Star is quite a design - but I like the others, too.

Sorry I'm so late visiting - life has been hectic this week!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

I've never heard a Churn Dash called Lincoln's Platform! Love learning something new! : D

becky voyles said...

These are beautiful, Katney.

Mary said...

Educational and beautiful as always! I may not get caught up on all of my favorite blogs, but I knew I wanted to see what you posted on Wednesday :-)