Tuesday, March 15, 2011

ABC Wednesday -- I

It can be really interesting to follow the names of quilt blocks. I post this one for the letter I because one of its names is Indian Meadow. It is listed with that name in two early historic quilt resources. But the same sources and another also call it Queen Charlotte's Crown. One other has it as Basket Design.

Meanwhile, both of these blocks are listed in some sources as Indian Meadow (along with other names.)

Basically, it means that a similar block may be developed in different times or regions and be given different names.

Why any of them would be called Indian Meadow is a good question.

11 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

good question w no answer? a librarian's nightmare!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

capturedalive said...

well the design looks complicated and a little Indianish (a in Red Indian Designs) what will all their straight lines and sharp features

chubskulit said...

Nice.

Invent and Create is my ABC, please come and see.

Gattina said...

Nice pattern. You can post this again for "Q", lol !
Gattina
ABC Team

Misfit in Paradise said...

I'm with Roger! How can there be no answer?
Donna - ABC Team

Paulie said...

Interesting -- I don't think I could sew that well to make any of them tho. I suppose the names for different ones are the same because when they were first designed, communication across the country was not at its best yet.

imac said...

I love the turn up ends lol

Wanda said...

Love homemade quilts. This is a pattern I had not seen.

LisaF said...

I think it might have to do with the earth-tone colors, but who really knows?! I like the design.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Quilting is so cool, all those patterns you get to create.

Thanks for the glimpse...

Meryl
http://departingthetext.blogspot.com

Nanka said...

Interesting patterns and we have to use purely cotton quilts here due to the heat!! I love them!!

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