Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Morning Bark

Hello Friends.
I've been caring for my sister most of the week so have been away from the computer.  I have a lot to share and will be back on the grid by Sunday, hopefully.  Have a good weekend everyone.  It's on the top of my list.

Wait, one more thing.  I have a third cousin who has discovered a quilt in perfect condition made during the Civil War by one of her ancestors.  She desperately needs to know the name of the quilt block in this quilt.  I haven't done any searching on this myself but thought I'd throw it out to my blog land friends just for fun.

  Any idea?  The center is bit hard to see but it's curved in the center and muslin pieces around that.  


Barbara said...

Wow! What a find! If I were t home, I could look it up in my 5,000 blocks book. It'll have to wait until then unless some smart person comes up with the answer.

One Minnesota Quilter said...

Hi Diane,

I love solving a mystery - so this is fun!

I only found one block in the "5,500 Quilt Blocks Designs" book that I have. Some slight variation occurs from your cousin's block but it is pretty darn close. The block in the book is larger overall in the center and the flower points go all the way to the corner.

The block is found on p. 316 and is #4135 and the various names are: Devil's Footprints, Milwaukee's Own, and Mississippi Oak Leaves. So, take your pick!

Would love to see the rest of the quilt! :)


Julie Johnson said...

Hi Diane, I think its a variation of Robbing Peter to pay Paul. The center design is much older than Civil War. Probably a unique design. Is the center piece a square or is it entirely hand pieced?

Happy Quilting! It's time i attacked my sewing room to get ready for winter.

Julie :)