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    Junior Member janceejan's Avatar
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    Smile Great find of the week!!!

    I found 21 blocks, hand pieced and all complete. At a flea market run by the VFW. Gave a whopping $5 for them all. Trying to figure out how to arrange them in a top. Very unusual fabrics, figure they are from the 60's by some of the fabrics. Doesn't matter to me.....I just loved them and had to have them. They are 10.5 to 11 inches each.
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Diet Dr. Pepper in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

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    Database error, here are the pictures.
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    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Diet Dr. Pepper in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

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    What a lucky day you had, show use what you make with them.

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    Very unusual and interesting. I love the points. Let us know how you decide to proceed.
    Beware the SnapDragon... part of me has snapped and the other part is draggin.

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    Wonderful find!

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    Do you think I should sash them, and if so with what to bring them all together.... Will leave it on the wall for a couple of days and see what jumps out at me. Does anyone know what the pattern is called?
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Diet Dr. Pepper in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

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    Great find!!!!!

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    Very nice find! The name I have seen for that pattern is Crossed Canoes.
    jackie

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    Quote Originally Posted by janceejan View Post
    Database error, here are the pictures.
    Some of these are really attractive, some just so so.

    I'd do one of two things-------------find a color to do a sash-----------maybe the pink or the black.

    Or separate them out into a 3 or so color groups. Then use the blocks for a center motif and add more colors around sort of like borders.

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    Nice find! I'd frame them, maybe with a neutral or a color that works well with all the fabrics. Then square all of them up to the same size and add a small sashing. Should make a really nice quilt.

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