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punkypenguin42
« on: September 10, 2009 11:27:49 AM »

I bought a bag of unfinished quilt blocks from a yard sale. I want to finish the quilt blocks, but I don't know what pattern it is. It looks to me like some kind of patchwork star block.  The pieces are sew to old news papers. Some of the blocks have more patchwork than others. I'm not sure that the quilt block is supposed to be done in patchwork. One of the newspapers on the block is dated 1966.

Can anyone tell me what the name of this block is or guide me in the right direction? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2009 11:48:07 AM »

Well, the newspaper would make it a "foundation pieced block" and the irregular sized/shaped pieces make it a scrap quilt, and the shape would make it a star quilt.  Here's a website with lots of scrap quilts, maybe you can find something similar there:
http://www.quiltville.com/
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2009 07:24:07 PM »

Nice find!  This appears to be "Rocky Road to Kansas" string pieced stars.  The stars are joined with large diamond shapes between them, usually in a solid, neutral color.  Good call by the previous poster.  Bonnie has a picture at Quiltville. 

http://www.quiltville.com/rockyroadtokansas1.jpg

Good luck and happy sewing!
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danni42683
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2009 03:11:46 PM »

it really does look like the pattern that morus posted....here is a "how to" for that block. http://www.quilterscache.com/R/RockyRoadtoKansas.html
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