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Thread: Got fabric -- need ideas

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    Super Member SuzyQ's Avatar
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    Hello all,

    I just received the 100 FQ 1930's reproduction fabric bundle that I ordered from laptopquilting.com last week and I can hardly wait to get home and unpack it. I want to make my Mom a somewhat-larger-than-lap-size quilt for Christmas. I'm looking for ideas that would fit this type of fabric ... I want it to be scrappy, but no applique (I haven't mastered that). I was thinking maybe a mix of stars or bow-ties or spools or ??? Does anyone have any ideas or links to share? All suggestions will be appreciated :D

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    No ideas but I am sure excited for you. Let us know what you decide!

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    Oooh, I'm green with envy! :mrgreen: Love those repros! This site has some fun scrap quilts:

    http://quiltville.com/index.html

    Have fun with your fq's! Pet them daily!

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    This is a cute pattern. It does have some applique but you could always leave that off.

    http://www.pbtex.com/html/ohmystar.html

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    How about a sampler with Sunbonnet Sue and Sam, a dresden plate, a churn dash, a fan, a house, ohio star and so on. Use muslin or a solid white background. Maybe make a piano key border. The blocks could be 12 1/2 unfinished and you could either make 12 or 20 and use some solid colors from that era to make a sashing. That is my idea!!!!

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    http://quilters-paradise.com

    There is a quilt pattern called Dominique's Treasures that is very easy and scrappy. No applique.

    http://www.earlywomenmasters.net/quilts/index.html and this website has lots of neat block pattern ideas also.

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    How about Broken Dishes?

    Here's a link for a scrappy one made from 1930's Aunt Grace and it's really scrappy. (The picture is at the bottom of the page.)

    http://delawarequilts.com/BOMs/BrokenDishes/index.html

    HTH

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    Hi, You have so many wonderful ideas here......please let us know what you decide to do. We all and so excited about your quilting project. :D

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    there are so many scrapy patterns out there to pick from, I just don't know what to tell you. But keep us posted on what you pick.


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    Here's some information on the quilts made during the 30's. Perhaps they will give you some ideas.
    http://www.historyofquilts.com/publications.html
    This next one is part of a series of articles on the history of quilting by Judy Anne Breneman (the series starts here http://www.womenfolk.com/quilting_history/pieced.htm) The Depression era quilts are here:
    http://www.womenfolk.com/quilting_hi...ressionera.htm[url]
    The best known patterns from that time are Dresden Plate, Grandmother's Flower Garden, Sunbonnet Sue, and Double Wedding Ring. Dresden Plate and GFG would be especially suitable for a period scrappy look.

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