DebiG

1930s Friendship Quilt Blocks

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by , 02-03-2013 at 02:36 PM (383 Views)
I have 14 quilt blocks with the name of the quilter embroidered on it. Based on research through Ancestry.com, I think the blocks were made between 1935 and 1945 by ladies living in a rural town called Hygiene, Colorado (near Boulder). Most blocks were hand sewn while a few were sewn by machine. I would appreciate any advice on how to turn the blocks into the friendship quilt it should be. I'm fairly sure most of the designs use feed/flour sack material with muslin backgrounds. Some pieces need to be resewn - no problem except for the pieces where there is so much raveling that there is no room for a seam allowance.Advice?? Also, the pieces vary in size; how do I "square" the pieces so they can be sewn together well?
Thanks so much for your help-
Debi

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  1. Kathy Osterby's Avatar
    You could use various sized sashing to make all blocks the same size with the sashing complimenting the blocks. As for the missing (frayed) seams I'.m not sure unles there is room for a sashing strip. Would love to see quilt when you finish it.

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