Stained Glass Window Quilt

by Crystal Podoris
(Sylacauga AL USA)

Intricate blend of tiny triangles

Intricate blend of tiny triangles

Intricate blend of tiny triangles
Stunning display of color and movement

This quilt was made by my grandmother sometime back in the 1960's. It is made of "panels" that have tiny triangles of fabric sewn together in a circular pattern starting in the middle. This quilt is also heavy....it probably weighs easily 20 lbs.

I have never seen another quilt like this. My grandmother always called it the "Stained Glass" quilt, but I have no idea what the real pattern would be called, if there even is a real pattern for it.

My brother had this quilt in the crawlspace of his attic for years, and when he divorced, his wife called and asked if I wanted it. I got this quilt and several others.

This one in in a frame hanging on the wall in my bedroom. Could you help me identify the pattern?

Thank you,

Crystal Podoris

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Sep 17, 2015
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Beautiful!
by: Julia

Stained glass window is really very awesome design. I would like to say that this is a good picture and nice post.

Mar 17, 2014
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Used as ornaments
by: Anonymous

I have never seen this pattern used in an actual quilt, but many quilters make Christmas ornaments that look a bit like pinecones using these folded pieces to form the points.

Jan 13, 2013
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Rare Design
by: Lisa

There is a quilt like this on page 34 of the February/March 2013 issue of Quilters Newsletter. There is no name given for the pattern, though it is described as being a rare design.

While the play of colors across the quilt in the magazine is very pretty, the use of color in your quilt is much more sophisticated and surprising with its sense of movement.

What a treasure!

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