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Thread: Hitting my head against the wall -- again

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    Today, I had a quilt appraised and was told the design/technique was common for scrap quilts circa 1950 in the Midwest, USA.

    Individual units form 1/2 square triangles blocks when complete and are identical front and back. Edges are turned in and whip stitched closed - forming a knife edge.

    Individual units are then whipped stitched together to form blocks/ designs ===pinwheel, modified snowball, etc.

    Flannel is used as the batting. Outside of unit is printed sugar/flour sack and other half is plain flour sack in ecru.

    I inherited this quilt and want to document this colorful gem made by my paternal grandmother. I was only five when she died and all of her children are also gone. So many questions...... This quilt will not be sold!!!!!!!!!

    If you happen to have any info on quilt patterns from magazines in late 1940's to early 1950's, I would love to learn from you. Thank you :-)

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    Cool! Can we see a pic please????

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    I'll have to work on pictures tomorrow evening. The entire quilt and individual units :-)

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    there may be some books in local library OR what about local ladies in quilt guilds? also, there are a few on the board here who are from the same area who may be able to point you in the right direction for more help.

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    I want to see a pic too.

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    I'm waiting for a pix. Sounds wonderful though. It's good to hear from people that aren't willing to give up family treasures for money.

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    GAH! I need a pic!!!

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    I can't wait to see the pics!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kay carlson
    I'll have to work on pictures tomorrow evening. The entire quilt and individual units :-)
    Here are the pictures :-)

    Outer edges of each unit turned under .25 inch on each side.

    Full quilt measures 10 squares by 12 squares
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    Edges of individual units whipped edged together to form a block
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    3.5 inch white flannel; 4.0 inch print; 4.0 plain; 3.5 inch white flannel
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    Why is this titled "Hitting my head against the wall -- again"??

    I love that old quilt....at least you didn't make the mistake of selling it and then finding out what it is. :-)

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