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    Trying to identify this block

    My grandma made me this quilt when I was a kid. Trying to identify the block that she used here. Any ideas?

    http://flickr.com/gp/taxibella/fxR6mA
    Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
    Maya Angelou

    ~Megan~

    #2
    Re: Trying to identify this block

    I'm really not that knowledgable on the names for all the quilt blocks but, when I looked at it I was reminded of x's and o's. Maybe it's just a different version your grandmother came up with. I also have a quilt my grandmother made with dresden plates, I can remember my mom pointing out different pieces of the fabric and telling me about a dress she had made from it. The date 1939 has been embroidered in one corner.
    Mary
    A bed without a quilt, is like a sky without stars:)

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      #3
      Re: Trying to identify this block

      According to Anita Grossman Solomon this is an old Italian design but doesn't give it a name, although it is very much like a single point arrowhead block. Here is a photo of a quilt that she has done using it.
      http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_MmhuWVML-r...impler+OIB.jpg

      Anita is registered here on the forum and this is her blogspot
      http://makeitsimpler.blogspot.com/
      Lynn

      "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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        #4
        Re: Trying to identify this block

        After a little hunting I found this: http://www.antiquequiltdating.com/Fr...1910-1916.html
        Apparently it is actually called Old Italian Block or sometimes Railroad Crossing and was commonly used as a signature quilt block.

        So try googling Old Italian Block and there is some other history items you can read.
        Last edited by Dragonfly; July 16, 2011, 03:09 AM. Reason: Added more
        Lynn

        "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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          #5
          Re: Trying to identify this block

          Lynn, your knowledge of quilt blocks and sources of information astonishes me. I am so impressed by what you know!!!
          Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
          it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

          "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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            #6
            Re: Trying to identify this block

            LOL I don't know Sandy, you're pretty good at finding sources good information as well, like me I suspect you spend way too much time scooting around the internet. I love some of the sites you have listed. I guess that's what the forum is all about though, sharing and helping.
            Lynn

            "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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              #7
              Re: Trying to identify this block

              The block looked familiar to me so I looked and found that it is similiar to a signature block pattern that I have.
              Susan

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                #8
                Re: Trying to identify this block

                That's exactly it the Railroad or Old Italian Block. Thank you so very much! I have hunted for quite awhile and just couldn't find it. I want to make a quilt just like it and now I know what I will be making. You ladies are a wealth of information.
                Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
                Maya Angelou

                ~Megan~

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                  #9
                  Re: Trying to identify this block - found video on how to make it

                  Well, now that I have the name Old Italian Block, I was able to find a video on how to cut it out. Here it is

                  http://www.hgtv.com/video/real-simpl...deo/index.html

                  Superb!
                  Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
                  Maya Angelou

                  ~Megan~

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                    #10
                    Re: Trying to identify this block

                    LYNN and SANDY....... you are both awesome...... and very much appreciated
                    ~~ Hugs and Blessings,
                    Mia

                    ...quilters come with strings attached
                    (boy aint that the darn truth !!)

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                      #11
                      Re: Trying to identify this block

                      Originally posted by Mia View Post
                      LYNN and SANDY....... you are both awesome...... and very much appreciated
                      Ditto!
                      Anita
                      http://makeitsimpler.blogspot.com

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                        #12
                        Re: Trying to identify this block

                        I believe it is a version of Cross roads.

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