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Thread: I can't believe the price was $9.00

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    Super Member nanna-up-north's Avatar
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    My husband and I love going to auctions and this one listed sewing stuff. There wasn't much that appealed to me but I only had to bid $9.00 for this box of treasures. The box contained all the state's bird blocks already embroidered. Each block is 7" x 7" and the hand work is VERY NICE. They are all clean and there is even a sheet of paper that tells each state's bird, the colors, etc. I haven't decided how I will sash these or how many blocks in how many rows. I'm excited!! This was a great purchase. Do any of you have a quilt with these blocks? I think the patterrn was popular back in the 50's and 60's. I'd love to see a vintage one.
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    Lucky you!! My aunt did one like many years ago. Wish I knew what happened to that quilt!

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    Wish you had a picture of it. I'd like some ideas about how I'm going to put these into a quilt.

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    Not sure at the moment, but they may be from the 1930's Ruby McKim patterns. I have her state flower, birds & other sets of patterns.

    I did a search & it looks to be an Aunt Martha pattern
    http://www.amazon.com/Aunt-Marthas-T.../dp/B000W5EKWW

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    Great find!

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    I would sash with a natural color, either a light or dark (not too dark like black though). These are a great find. :)

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    wish I had great luck like that. God luck and let us see what you do

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    Congratulations. What a treasure you found. This will be an awesome quilt. Looking forward to your pics of this when completed. How exciting. Thank you for sharing.

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    Great find nana.

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    terrific score!!!

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