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Thread: Agriculture related quilt blocks or ideas for ag related wall hanging.

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    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
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    HI all, I'm usually just a looker on here but I need some ideas for a friend of mine who has been asked to make a wall hanging for a Agriculture show that will be auctioned off at the end of the show. She needs ideas. This is such a creative group I'm hoping you can help me. :lol: :lol:

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    A red work or blue or better yet a Green work with the flowers around your area.

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    Super Member Maride's Avatar
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    When it comes to specific themes like that I always thing of embroidered blocks. I have done a couple of John Deere tractor themed quilts and are always very popular and make a lot of $$ out of them in raffles and auctions.

    If you or her have an embroidery machine just get a few motifs and use them for the center of the blocks. They get so much attention that it doesn't require much around, just something simple with green and yellow.

    Maria

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    Quiltmaker had some paper pieced veggies:
    http://www.quiltmaker.com/articles/pickapeck
    http://www.quiltmaker.com/patterns/details.html?idx=403

    fat cat patterns has a really cute tractor, chicken, cow, pig, sheep
    http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/

    good luck


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    I have seen fabric with fruits and veggies on it. Maybe a jar quilt using those.

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    http://cowpaddockspatchwork.typepad....-stitches.html


    did you see this on another post? it seems to fit your request

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    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
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    THANKS EVERYONE for your ideas, I'm passing them on! :D

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    If you want to go the traditional route, Corn and Beans is a great block to use.
    Single block

    Repeated blocks

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    Our guild challenge this year is to make a quilt / wall hanging with the theme "Our Farming Community," so I'm making a Log Cabin quilt with a Straight Furrows setting. I guess you'd have to know about quilting to know the connection to agriculture, though!

    Jan

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    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
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    I am a north dakota farm girl so I do know that. In fact that is one of the suggestions I gave her. :D I'm going to get a pic of it when it is done to show you all.

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