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Randomly Generated Winner and A Carpenter’s Wheel

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Kathy Boehm you win the gallon ziplock bag of my nicely sized CW backgrounds/shirting scraps!!  Your good news – you had a wedding in the family this past weekend.  Congratulations! Send me your mailing address and I’ll get these out to as soon as possible.

This came in the mail a few days ago from Siobhan of Scraps and Threadtales. Its an old block (oh… i forgot to ask the dating) she picked up while away at the American Quilt Study Seminar. Fun part of the story…

Sio posted about the block here and of course I commented on how neat it was. Then it shows up in my mailbox. It must have been on its way when she did that blog post.

So that happened and today we all wish the best for our friends and family in the path of Sandy!

Look What I Found!

1932 was a very good year!
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There are 8 pages to this including paper templates.  Really old paper.  I found it between various and sundry pattern papers that Daphanie (Mentor.  10/10/47 – 12/04/09) had and were passed on to me.  Now that I’m learning applique so much of her quilt life is opening up to me and this box is full of paper treasures.  Anyway, I came across this and had had had to share!!!
Here’s the back page. 
I was of course happy to see the Carpenter’s Wheel on the back as I’m working on that.  See Cathi’s tutorial with Inklingo.  That’s the way I’m heading.  ;)     What interested me was the name of the block.  “Star with Diamonds.”  Okay.  No Naming Convention was held there.  I like “Naming Conventions.”  You know, like when you’re trying to name a quilt and ask for input.  That’s a Naming Convention.
Also of interest to me was the bottom left block which is sometimes referred to today as a “Whirlygig” but back then it was definitely “Swastika.”   
I think this sort of thing is really neat.  What about you?  Does this interest you?  Wanda has some old, 1970′s quilt books she was talking about recently.  I hope they end up in a good  home where they’ll be saved and treasured and passed along so someday, someone like me can come across them and, like this item, be in awe of the quilters that came before us.
Not everything has to be digital.

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