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Monday, September 10, 2018

Moon Rise

A great looking quilt in chrome orange and indigo blue dots
from eBay seller gb-best a while ago. Looks about 1890-1920.

What is the pattern? I don't believe I've ever seen it before.
Looks like a big orange moon.

First I decided the block was this nine patch maybe set with a strip alternating balls, squares and triangles.

 

Or maybe this is the block, a star with a circle in the center 
Set with the same sashing.
Doesn't make much sense. 

Kind of like Clara Stone's Moon & Star but with pieced sashing?

Then I recalled my usual plan of attack, which is to look for the repeat in the corner.

Up in the top left corner right under the white border.

A nine patch with a nine patch in the center, and curves in the corner.

I drew it in Electric Quilt


It's related to those Jacob's Ladder designs that were so popular about 1900.

Repeated it 49 times.
But that's not it.
7x7 set, 12" blocks = 84" square

Tried rotating every other block 90 degrees. That's it.


It's not in BlockBase but I'm giving it a number 1798 and I'm calling it Moon Rise.
Should be on the Equal Nine Patch with Curves page.

Here's a free quilt pattern.

Cutting a 12" Block

A = Cut 2 squares 4-1/2".
B = Cut 4 squares 4-7/8". Cut each in half diagonally to make 2 triangles. You need 8 triangles.
C = Use the templates. Cut 2 each.
D = Use the templates. Cut 2 each.
E = Cut 9 squares 1-7/8".
Print this sheet out 8-1/2" x 11"


3 comments:

  1. It's a wonderful pattern called 'Thelma's Choice'. It's in Carrie Hall's collection. Made a scrap version a few years ago and it turned out very well.

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  2. Love this! I bet it'd be great scrappy, too.

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