What do you call this pattern?

If a quilt has a traditional name, I try to use it. No creative cutesy name here. And I do think creative names have a place. Like when you create a new design. You create it, you get to name it!

Kansas Twister quilt

Since this quilt design is known by Whirligig, Kansas Twister, Texas Trellis, Whirling Triangles in a Hexagon…. Yes, it is even considered a hexagon quilt… I’m wondering if every pioneer woman gave it, its own name based on her experiences, where she lived, what her quilting bee might have called it. It is a really old design. It dates back to at least the late 1800s. And this is where my mind goes when piecing quilts! I plan on calling it Whirligig

This is the third, in a series, of serious scrap busting. I say series, as in since I pulled all this fabric out and haven’t attempted to fold it back up and put it away, this is the third top I’ve created. By making all these tops, from fabrics that have been around for probably 25 years, I hope never to fold any of this fabric up, again. Well, except in quilt form.

When I get around to the backings, I know I will have the opportunity to really make a dent in it.

Hoping you are having a Wonderful Wednesday!

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18 Responses to What do you call this pattern?

  1. Kris says:

    Well congrats on all that scrappy work. I am thinking i have so much old fabric that I should just wipe my slate clean but I love this top. For me this top in those colors reminds me of the tumble weeds you see when you drive out in Colorado. 🙂


  2. What do I call it? Gorgeous! Love the design and your clever use of scraps. It’s a beauty!


  3. Carla says:

    I love this pattern and your scrappy fabrics look great! I never used to name my quilts, but as of late, I have named them all. They just come to me. Sometimes other bloggers say something that sparks it. I agree though about renaming blocks, but I do like naming my quilts since the name usually involves color, quilting design and block all wrapped up together.


  4. Kathy says:

    I love that quilt! Wow, you’re braver than I am … no pieced backs or me. Too many seams = too many bent needles. 😉


  5. Great work! And just think – after you blow all those whirligig fabrics out of your stash, there will be room for so many more new ones!


  6. calico pinwheel happiness


    • sewfrench says:

      I’m not even sure if they produce calicos like they did 25+ years ago. It used to be the only choice, at my fabric store. Now I’m wondering if they are still there, but my eyes no longer “see” them!


  7. I love 1800’s quilts so this would be perfect for all my reproductive quilt scraps-love yours
    I am visiting from lets bee social-glad to meet you


  8. Dolores says:

    Good luck with all that scrap busting. I hope to see more interesting quilts.


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