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Does anyone know another name for this block?

http://www.quilterscache.com/O/OntheOregonTrailBlock.html


Karen, Queen of Squishies
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no, sorry.  I do know Cappy was collecting that block in swaps for a king
<?> size quilt.

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sorry, i only know it as the Oregon Trail.

pretty, tho!

amy in CNY

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Can't help with an alternative name, Karen; but I can deepen the puzzle!
I looked in my Barbara Brackman encyclopaedia for Oregon Trail block and
the ones I found under that name were nothing at all like the one you
showed us?  These were all based on Drunkard's Path.

If I had time, I would go through her book to find the one you are
questioning.  But, perhaps it isn't a traditional block at all?

It's a lovely block - I do like it a lot!
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He reaches for his trusty 5500 Quilt block design book and finds! Page
21,  #162, Nine Patch based block called, "Mrs Bryan's Choice". The
colors are different than those shown in your example, of course, and
there is a slight difference in positioning of the color blocks, but
it is pretty close. Hope this helps.

John

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I've seen that book but never bought it. I found it online with a very large
chunk of preview pages. What a great resource! I search through what they
showed and If you go further into that section you'll find a pattern called
Maple Leaf (I have no idea why it's called that!) on page 34 #359. The only
difference to the Oregon Trail block is the outside corner squares of the 4
patches and the flying geese blocks are pointed in rather than out.
http://books.google.com/books?id=fUgj6cpxXJYC&pg=PA34&dq=359+Maple+Leaf&sig=i6Ds79J5Hvchqmd-uMS_9PbWOJ8#PPA34,M1

I'm sure there's an exact match out there somewhere.
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I think the rule is; if you change one element of any block, you can
name it anything you want. Just kidding! There are many variations of
names for the same thing, I have found. I think it depends on the time
frame for the popularity, of the block, and the regional preference.

John

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I'm using that block now for a king-sized summer weight quilt, but
unfortunately, I only know it by the name you already have.

Best regards,
Michelle in NV

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