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redmadder



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PostSubject: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:16 am

This morning I was musing on my pot holder quilt that's hung on the wall.  I want to make another with the theme of the Oregon Trail and make all the blocks the same size.  I need suggestions for quilt blocks to include.  Ya'll want to help me out? 

For a start there's the packing and leaving.  Album block, I hung up right there.  Joining the wagon train, Prairie Queen, surely there is a Wagon Wheel.

The journey, Rocky Road to Kansas, Missouri Star, Prairie Flower.

The arrival, Broken Dishes, Log Cabin,
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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:15 pm

drunkards path for the winding ways to get there? Star block for the skies?

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redmadder



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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:10 pm

Lots of star blocks.  Blazing Sun,  End of the Day, Follow the Leader, Guiding Star.  The animals, plants, states, Constellation.  It will take 56 blocks sized to 12 inches.  I'm not trying to organize right now, just gather the block patterns.

I've found some in Yvonne M. Khin's  The Collector's Dictionary of Quilt Names & Patterns, published in 1980.

I wonder if someone has already done a book like this.  If so that would make this easier. 

Come on ya'll, I need a winter project. Very Happy
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redmadder



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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:43 pm

My first block will be Setting Sun, found in Carrie A. Hall's The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt, published in 1935.  This is not going to be easy to draft.  A 12 inch block gives you room for lots of pieces, which this one will need.
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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:54 pm

Red I found this blog. The girl made an Oregon Trail quilt and she list a lot of the block and directions.

http://welcomehomefarm-tj.blogspot.com/search/label/Oregon%20Trail%20Quilt#.VEG5umd0yUk
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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:14 pm

what a great idea for a quilt! Linda, your post is wonderful. I'll add some others later, but Delectable Mountains and Prairie Lily come to mind immediately. Unfortunately, the GGM who walked the trail, left me no quilt ideas.
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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:01 am

She had some blocks I hadn't heard of or found in my indexes.  Some I already had listed. 

The migration west affected so many people, those going and those left at home.

North Wind, Whirl Wind.  Rocky Mountain Puzzle.

The design is already changing.  I'm thinking of making Rising Sun, Blazing Sun, and Setting Sun in 12 inch blocks and most of the others 10 inch.  This theme is already a gold mine of ideas.  I didn't say it was an original idea, how could it be? 

 My folks came over the mountains from North and South Carolina very early in the 1800's.  Others came up from the port of Savannah, also a major immigration center.
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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:17 am

What a fantastic site Linda!  Redmadder your going to have a beautiful quilt when finished.... I can only imagine it now.....
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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:45 pm

One that would fit in subject but not quite in name is #7 in my hunt series, Wyoming Sage Bud. actually, plain Sage Bud is another name for this one, I just noticed.


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redmadder



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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:39 am

I feel like a whirlwind.  Gotta strip, sand, paint, and rehang the bedroom door.  Help little brother finish painting a horse trailer, he figured out the other day I'm better than he is at painting stuff.  I asked for it in writing.  Finish the DGK's PJs, get packed, stock DH up for the ten days I'll be at DD's.

The California trail, the Mormon trail, and Santa Fe trail followed the same route till west of the Rockies.  When I slow down, I'll look up the states.  With 10 inch blocks, I'll need around 70 patterns.  Cool, huh. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:23 am

Very cool idea, Red!
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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:57 pm

When you are ready to start, I'll post some more pix. Susannah (frequently sung on the trail) and Santa Fe trail are good ones.
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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:11 pm

I have an Underground Railroad quilt I started a few years back I need to start working on again.  I bought the book and everything.  You're a very good inspiration for me Redmadder!  I may do just that this winter!  Thanks.  You'll be on the Oregon Trail and I'll be on the Underground Railroad! 

Maybe we'll meet up somewhere out West for coffee! 

lol! lmao lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:45 pm

memaw I finished my underground railroad quilt earlier this year, I made the top around 10yrs ago, Shemoos quilted it and I got the binding on, I love it and Bob loves that on in particular too

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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:57 am

Ok, if 10 inches is the choice, I've got some math to do.  This morning I'm drafting Prairie Queen, Corn and Beans, and Milky Way, all 9 patch variations.  10/3 equals  x inches, or a practical cutting measurement.  I can feel my brain protesting.  Thud
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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:14 am

I went thru this cutting exercise with Barbara Brackman's Civil War blocks.  They were 8" which made for lots of 1/8 measurements. 

The closest practical measurement is 3 3/8".  Whew!  At least the ones based on 5 divisions of 10 are easy as are the 4s.  Its those pesky 9 patch based blocks.  Add all the tricks of piece, then trim, well maybe I can make it work.  Never mind those Sun patterns based on Mariner's compass.
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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:31 am



Not sure how to post multiple photos.  This morning I drafted and made Prairie Queen and Milky Way.  To my surprise they both came out 10 1/2 inches.  No addition to my orphan blocks, yeah.

I've decided to go with 10, 12, and 8 inch blocks, pieced into 4 block sections.  Then I will quilt and bind those sections, then whipstitch them together for the finished quilt.

But where are my manners?  Would anyone like to join me in this?  Be happy to email you the patterns as I draft them.  Besides, some of you know far more about the Oregon Trail experience than I do.


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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:33 am



This is Prairie Queen, the first is Milky Way, pieced with a star fabric and navy blue.
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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:55 am

Gimpy Cat wrote:
memaw I finished my underground railroad quilt earlier this year, I made the top around 10yrs ago, Shemoos quilted it and I got the binding on, I love it and Bob loves that on in particular too

Can you show us a pic of yours Gimpy?  I'd love to see it and I'm sure others would as well.

Redmadder,  your blocks are gorgeous! 
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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:28 pm

Memaw here is my underground railroad, I noticed last night a seam is frayed on the maple leaf block so I need to mend it today, frustrating!



*All fixed since I posted this earlier today Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:05 am

Red, if you need something resized from 6" or 8" to 10 or 12, let me know.  QP is at my command.  Of course, a quilter who had made it across the plains, walking beside her wagon, wouldn't be daunted by an "official" measurement and would almost certainly adjust to her needs.

I would go ahead and use those 10.5" blocks, adding strips on 2 sides.  for example, you could write in points, comments or events on the way, like Shiprock, or beans, beans, beans!

I would enjoy working on a smaller version of this but I have about a gazillion UFO's already.
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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:10 am

MN, do you by chance have Rising Sun on QP?  It has a circle of points, 24 colored, 24 background.  Those I may have to learn to paper piece.  I'll definitely take you up on that offer.  Thanks.

Anyway, my blocks came out 10 1/2 inches, just right for the unfinished size.

Which reminds me, today I'll tackle Corn and Beans.  And try again piecing that circle of triangles.

Gimpy, I love it.  Where did you find the patterns?
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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:56 am



This is my first and second effort at piecing the circle of triangles in Rising Sun.  Note to self: must learn to paper piece.
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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:50 am

Its a flat circle.  Just that there's 18 instead of 24 points.  I suspect the blue triangles are too large an angle.

Do I keep going and finish this block.  My little brother has a saying, 'Never let perfection get in the way of good enough'.  We'll see.  I could take the drafted block down to City Hall and copy it for paper piecing. 

Ya'll do know comments and constructive criticism are welcome?
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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:56 am

Helen, your quilt is beautiful!

RM, Beautiful work!
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