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    the blocks look like they could be the start of a simple borgello.

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    I would continue what was started unless it is now sewn well. Perhaps she wanted to make just pillow tops. That is what I see. I made a trip to Goodwill 2 weeks ago and bought 17 Civil War blocks, each in their little plastic,unsewn but with fabric and pattern, and then all 17 were in a large plastic bag - all for $3. Then down the row further I found the matching gold fabric marked "Civil War borders" and that was $2. I felt really good because I have been collecting Civil War repro fabrics because my family men were in that war. Two are buried at Arlington Nat'l. I am starting the one by Barbara Brackman too, the one she is offering a block a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragamuffin
    I would continue what was started unless it is now sewn well. Perhaps she wanted to make just pillow tops. That is what I see. I made a trip to Goodwill 2 weeks ago and bought 17 Civil War blocks, each in their little plastic,unsewn but with fabric and pattern, and then all 17 were in a large plastic bag - all for $3. Then down the row further I found the matching gold fabric marked "Civil War borders" and that was $2. I felt really good because I have been collecting Civil War repro fabrics because my family men were in that war. Two are buried at Arlington Nat'l. I am starting the one by Barbara Brackman too, the one she is offering a block a week.
    never thought of pillow tops - that's an interesting concept. the rows are sewn together horz. Vertical rows are 'chained'. Wouldn't be hard to undo but wanted to continue if I knew what direction to take.
    You got a terrific deal too - your Civil War project sounds like a fun one - be sure to share when done. Gotta love that Goodwill!

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    Oh I like the patterns you came up with. Jan

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    Could it be "trip around the world" ?

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    It is very nice matterial and I think a ver nice price

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    I discovered this packet of fabric at Goodwill over the weekend for 99 cents & with my 10% discount card it was all of 89 cents!!

    First picture shows a layout which previous owner had begun - 2nd picture shows the extra 3" squares (each stack has 75-80!) and there is one stack of appox. 75 (4") squares.

    My question is what pattern was being attempted? I thought it was to be 'trip around the world' but there doesn't seem to be a center. I'm thinking of ripping out what is done and starting anew unless someone can direct me to the intended pattern. Thanks.
    It is an old "sunshine and shadow" It is a diagonal pattern,
    with the colors running in diagonal lines across the quilt.
    I think you have the centerof the quilt in the picture.
    It used to be that the ladies started sewing in the center, and sewed rows around, and around it, adding to it, keeping the pattern in their heads, until it was as large as they wanted it to be.
    The pink on the two corners is intended to be a diagonal row too!
    Take a piece of graph paper, or lay the pieces out, continuing the diagonal lines until they will stretch diagonally across the quilt top.
    The pattern repeats, in the additional rows you will need to finish the shape of the top, and bottom.
    By the way, this is the old version of this pattern with a diagonal row of sunshine light, between two darker of a same shade, that you don't see very often these days!
    According to the stacks of cut pieces, you should have enough to finish the quilt top.
    and
    I suspect the stack of 4" blocks was intended for another project, or to be cut down?
    It is NOT the "Trip around the World Pattern"
    The "Trip around the World " was sewed the same way though...The lady quilter started with one distinctive patch that the lady sewed a piece to each side. then she sewed
    three pieces together the one in the center matching the sides, and made another 3, and sewed one on the top , and the other on the bottom. She made more rows, continuing the distinctive "around" pattern until the square was as wide as the intended quilt should be.Then she added extra rows on the top and bottom to make the quilt top long enough.
    There are variations...
    Also, it is hard to tell from the photo, the age of the fabric, but the shade of the turquoise can be traced back to when it was popular...

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    Looks like maybe a longer version of Streak of Lightening (maybe), try Bonnie Hunter I believe Quiltville.

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    It does look like trip around the world, the bright pink is the center and there are four more sections if you have as many blocks as you think you have. I bet it would work out to that. Good luck and GREAT FIND!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    I discovered this packet of fabric at Goodwill over the weekend for 99 cents & with my 10% discount card it was all of 89 cents!!

    First picture shows a layout which previous owner had begun - 2nd picture shows the extra 3" squares (each stack has 75-80!) and there is one stack of appox. 75 (4") squares.

    My question is what pattern was being attempted? I thought it was to be 'trip around the world' but there doesn't seem to be a center. I'm thinking of ripping out what is done and starting anew unless someone can direct me to the intended pattern. Thanks.
    Looking at the larger floral patches...perhaps she meant to set these on point in a border?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpthequilter
    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    I discovered this packet of fabric at Goodwill over the weekend for 99 cents & with my 10% discount card it was all of 89 cents!!

    First picture shows a layout which previous owner had begun - 2nd picture shows the extra 3" squares (each stack has 75-80!) and there is one stack of appox. 75 (4") squares.

    My question is what pattern was being attempted? I thought it was to be 'trip around the world' but there doesn't seem to be a center. I'm thinking of ripping out what is done and starting anew unless someone can direct me to the intended pattern. Thanks.
    It is an old "sunshine and shadow" It is a diagonal pattern,
    with the colors running in diagonal lines across the quilt.
    I think you have the centerof the quilt in the picture.
    It used to be that the ladies started sewing in the center, and sewed rows around, and around it, adding to it, keeping the pattern in their heads, until it was as large as they wanted it to be.
    The pink on the two corners is intended to be a diagonal row too!
    Take a piece of graph paper, or lay the pieces out, continuing the diagonal lines until they will stretch diagonally across the quilt top.
    The pattern repeats, in the additional rows you will need to finish the shape of the top, and bottom.
    By the way, this is the old version of this pattern with a diagonal row of sunshine light, between two darker of a same shade, that you don't see very often these days!
    According to the stacks of cut pieces, you should have enough to finish the quilt top.
    and
    I suspect the stack of 4" blocks was intended for another project, or to be cut down?
    It is NOT the "Trip around the World Pattern"
    The "Trip around the World " was sewed the same way though...The lady quilter started with one distinctive patch that the lady sewed a piece to each side. then she sewed
    three pieces together the one in the center matching the sides, and made another 3, and sewed one on the top , and the other on the bottom. She made more rows, continuing the distinctive "around" pattern until the square was as wide as the intended quilt should be.Then she added extra rows on the top and bottom to make the quilt top long enough.
    There are variations...
    Also, it is hard to tell from the photo, the age of the fabric, but the shade of the turquoise can be traced back to when it was popular...
    I'm sorry I didn't quite get that.. could you explain it again?

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    such a great find.

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    This is a design we use for making charity quilts and also to teach young girls to sew. No name known to me. Just lay it out with diagonal rows and keep going. The turgqouis with the flower pattern was a fabric I used in the 90's to make dresses for the granddaughters. :lol:

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    [/quote]It is an old "sunshine and shadow" It is a diagonal pattern, with the colors running in diagonal lines across the quilt.
    I think you have the centerof the quilt in the picture.

    It is NOT the "Trip around the World Pattern"
    ...[/quote]

    Thanks for the info though I can't figure out how you knew it wasn't TATW - the construction seems similar to me but then again I'm just learning.
    I plan to lay it out as you directed for Sunshine & Shadow to get the full visual effect.
    Stay tuned...

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    Just a possiablity it could be a Stairway to Heaven. I don't know where to get a pattern but our quilting group has made several for fire families. If this is that pattern then just lay the sqs in stairstep rows . It should continue the rows as she had it going. The pink sqs would be top and the bottom. As you get to the edge just drop that color. It sounds hard but is very easy.

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    You asked...
    Take the piece you have and lay it on the floor or as large a bed you have. Now take the squares that match the two diagonal light "stripes"( upwards toward the right) and continue laying those patterns out for a ways / say six pieces more. THINK JIGSAW PIECES. then take some more pieces that match more of the pattern and continue adding them to the right and slanting upward.

    Continue solving your quilt "Jigsaw puzzle" until you
    have a whole quilt top, filled with diagonal lines of squares of color.

    Once, you get it solved, try to find a place it can stay until you get it sewed together.
    You can pin all the pieces to a large sheet, and then you will be able to roll or fold it up for storage between times of working on it.!
    Parts of the pattern are mirror images, which complicates it. Once, you see the whole design pattern, you will think "how easy"!

    Please look up the old AMISH SUNSHINE AND SHADOW quilt pattern, as a guide.

    I strongly reccomend that you ask an older experienced quilter to help you lay the pattern out.!

    Because I do not know who you know... maybe ask at a quilt shop- or meeting or even church! It is a beautiful pattern.

    Hope this helps....It is hard to describe something like this, and hard to understand until you have seen it.
    Like the chicken-and-egg idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvel
    Just a possiablity it could be a Stairway to Heaven. I don't know where to get a pattern but our quilting group has made several for fire families. If this is that pattern then just lay the sqs in stairstep rows . It should continue the rows as she had it going. The pink sqs would be top and the bottom. As you get to the edge just drop that color. It sounds hard but is very easy.
    The pink squares are a diagonal row too. You are right about the easy too!

    What a nice name for that pattern!
    Actually it has many names...
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    today we make it as a "tube" quilt, sewing strips together into a large tube, then cutting across the strips, and taking out one seam to make the stairstep strip. and sewing it to the next strip, and so on until you get all the vertical rows sewed together.
    For a large quilt, just make sections and sew them together.
    This does take a little planning.
    Is that what you did? Lovely! ...and kind!

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    Our salvation army have special days where thins are reduced by ticket colors

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