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Thread: Looking for those Dancing Ladies

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    Thx Nancy. If you find a small photo of a blue/white quilt she has done with different shapes (hexagons, etc.), the ladies are around the edge. In fact, that is how I saw this early today, just by clicking around on the site.

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    What a great site and that border is so nice! If I was into applique I would do it with multiple colors around a kids quilt...

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    I love that quilt! I couldn't find anything really close - but this is similar - I think you might need to draft your own pattern.

    http://dianeloves2quilt.blogspot.com...decisions.html

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    I translated the Dutch (using Google translate) and it says "Although the ladies are not yet finished, I enjoy from it. And then I wonder about how a quilt that 'just' the past year has grown, I own & become dear. So very different from most Australian Dancing Dollies. These ladies are my own Dancing Goof Dutch version of a beautiful ancient Australian pattern. What is different? The color blue, the lace on the dresses of the dancing ladies, corners, hearts and the whole middle course. And the story behind ... Now we just quilting, but that's okay, I'm not afraid."

    I looked up Australian Dancing Dollies and here is the quilt pattern - http://www.legendandlace.com/index.p...&productId=183
    Wow! I love it! A reproduction of a vintage Australian quilt!

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    I kept on drilling down and found a good picture on Oktober 28, 2011, title "Keicek" of the ladies, the shapes are basic, shouldn't be a problem to draft your own version with a wedge ruler, a small circle and the rounded shape for the arms - looks like fun, would be great in repro fabrics with bits of trim or ribbon, etc.

    Looking at the picture of the Ayers Australian quilt, it's hard to tell, the picture is so small, but it seems the women on the quilt edge are the same design, or at least almost the same. Again, basic shapes, a little playing with them and you should be able to create your own pattern!
    Last edited by MdmSew'n'Sew; 06-14-2012 at 08:35 AM.
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    Ladies, if you'd like a closer view - check out the header on one of my favorite blogs:
    http://lurlineg.blogspot.com/

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    Sorry I can't help you out on the patterns, but thanks for introducing me to this incredible quilter! She's made some beauties.
    aka Chicken McLittle

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    I don't have a pattern to offer, but remember back when you folded and cut out paper dolls? They were all connected befoe you cut them apart. Very simple, but might be able to use them as a pattern. Just a thought.

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    That blog is beautiful!

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    This is basically triangles of calico fabric with triangles of background fabric. The heads and arms are applique. I drafted my version. The line across the skirt is the line for appliqueing the lace. Sorry, no heart - can't seem to get that drawn this morning.

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