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Thread: 9 Quilt Tops Given to Me!!

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    Senior Member AnitaSt's Avatar
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    A friend of my DH gave me these tops made by his mother years ago....probably in the '70s or '80s...who could afford only scraps for her quilts. Many of the fabrics are polyester blends or 100% poly but there are plenty of cottons in some of the tops....and some seersuckers too. The strippy ones were paper-pieced.

    What's cool about the tops is the huge variety of fabrics...sort of like a retrospective of clothing fabrics from those decades. And I remember those decades really well!

    The strippy with the blue border I will quilt first and give back to Johnny. No one else in his family wants them...which is a shame.

    The brown Dresden Plate is blocks of cheater fabric which I might use as a backing...it feels like cotton.

    So....what ideas do you have for how to quilt these???

    Hexagons 66 in square
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    Nine Patch with plaid sashing....remember "eyelash" fabrics?
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    Stars 66 x 88
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    Tumbling Blocks 80 x 100
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    Strippy with blue border 76 x 92
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    Charm squares 72 x 84
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    Crumb Quilt with some teeny tiny crumb pieces! 76 x 90
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    Very nice, love the first one
    Oops, forgot there are more coming!!!

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    Nice... I really like the first quilt with the hexagons and the bright green fabric.

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    Wow these are lovely!

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    they are wonderful! I can't understand how anyone in her family can not see the love and beauty of them, and then treasure them for ever.

    My favorite is the tumbling blocks.

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    They are very nice and glad you have them.
    Really like the tumbling blocks...80X100! Wow!

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    How wonderful. It would mean a lot to her to have someone finish her quilts.

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    These are all nice tops. Love the hexagon one. If you look at the green triangles...they make stars. Thanks for sharing.

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    Senior Member AnitaSt's Avatar
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    Most of the tops are so large! Some have very narrow poorly-pieced borders that probably should be replaced. I definitely have lots of quilting practice ahead of me! Some have blocks that do not lie flat so those I might hand tie or machine tack with puffy poly batting.

    Thanks for looking! Give me ideas!

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    I love them all! The baby blocks are my favorite

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