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Thread: Old Dresden Quilt Blocks

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    About 22 yrs ago I was given these unfinished dresden blocks. They belonged to a friend of mine, that had passed away, and her family didn't know anything about them, since she did not quilt. So I became the recipient who didn't know what to do with them except put them in storage, since I didn't know how to quilt either.

    After learning to quilt 3 yrs ago, I decided to ask my LQS how I might finish them. I was told not to add any new material in order to keep it's present age. I simply sewed them together and quilted each dresden. It was suggested I frame the quilt, it measures approx 28 by 37, but I'm not sure what to do. I am guessing the material dates in the 30s or 40s.

    Whatever I do, I am so glad I learned to quilt, so that the original quilters' talented work can now be complete.
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    That is neat, you should custom frame it, that would be awesome hanging on a wall and it would protect the quilt.

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    this is really nice. You have inspired my to take a second look at some I picked up at an antique store. No new projects now though. Have too many WIPs to finish before spring

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    What an awesome way to finish them and a wonderful tribute to your friend :mrgreen: No clue on how to display it though. GREAT Job :thumbup:

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    That is beautiful and you have preserved someones lovely blocks. Great job.

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    It's beautiful. It's a wonderful feeling to finish something that another quilter started.

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    It's a wonderful piece. Did you put as much info as you could on the label about it's origins? I wouldn't frame it, but sure would make sure it's hanging somewhere to be enjoyed.

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    The fabrics by themselves are so diverse, yet together work so well. You have a wonderful gift to frame and hang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    It's a wonderful piece. Did you put as much info as you could on the label about it's origins? I wouldn't frame it, but sure would make sure it's hanging somewhere to be enjoyed.
    I haven't put a label on this one as I'm not sure what to say since I'm not the originator. Any suggestions would be appreciated. This might be a little better picture. :idea:
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    They're beautiful. How wonderful that you learned to quilt and put them together. You did a great job. Whoever made them is smiling right about now. I would frame them and hang.

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