Saturday, April 25, 2015

V is for the Variable Star block

Hurrah, I am nearing the end, and I am able to find quilt blocks for the difficult letters at the end of the alphabet!
This block has a number of names, but is often known as Variable Star.


This particular block is part of my Stars in a Time Warp series, hosted by Barbara Brackman, at her blog, Civil War Quilts.  This blue fabric is known as Prussian Blue, and the style is a rainbow or fondu print.

Viridian
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Friday, April 24, 2015

U is for the Union Square quilt block

There are not many quilt blocks with names beginning with U!  Here is the Union Square block.

I do not know how old this quilt block is - if it is from the Civil War era or later.


Some quilt blocks, like our last one, the tree block, are representational, and some like the one above, are geometrical.  Both are appealing to me.

Viridian
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

T is for the Tree quilt block

This block is also known as the Tree of Life block. I have a full quilt image to share with you today:



A website which has images of other quilts that reflected the maker's faith.  From the website:
"The pattern is composed nearly entirely of triangles. The "leaves" of the tree are triangles sewn together to create two-color squares. The squares were carefully stitched "on point," in diagonal strips that made up the tree's bower. It took great attention to detail to place the squares accurately to create the rows of colors."

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

S is for the Shoo fly block

Shoo fly has several different meanings, whether you are baking sweet molasses pies (shoo fly pies) or working for the railroad (short stretch of track to go around an obstacle).

If you are a quilter, the Shoo fly block looks like this:


(Sorry for the poor scan!)  This block is also known at Hole in the Barn Door.

Viridian


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