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Thread: Funny Coincidence? Pictures added

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    Yesterday, my friend Jen came over. I began guiding her through the process of making a simple baby quilt, using some of my flannel scraps. While she was cutting squares, I spent some time prepping projects...

    I've decide the next quilt I am gong to make will be a scrap quilt using a collection of 1950/1960 fabric samples I bought at a antique mall in Barstow, Ca. I decided I would use a pattern I found on the internet. Basically it is a four patch, framed on the sides by two short strips and two longer strips, making a square. You set it by rotating the blocks, making a basket weave type pattern.

    So, I sorted the fabric for this quilt while Jen way working. When I finished sorting the fabric, I pulled out partially assembled top and scraps (30s & 40s fabric) that I purchased about ten years ago and took a look at it, thinking it is time I put it together. Well, this top is the same pattern as the one I am making out of the fabric I bought in Barstow.

    I've spent part of this morning pondering this coincidence. I didn't remember the partially assembled top when I decided on the pattern for the Barstow Scraps, or at least, I had no conscious memory of it. Well, now I will have two quilts with the same pattern.



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    Never a bad thing! :)

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    I think that's a good and lucky sign! Both will be beautiful. I love vintage fabrics. Can't wait to see your finished quilts! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    I think that's a good and lucky sign! Both will be beautiful. I love vintage fabrics. Can't wait to see your finished quilts! :D
    I'll post pictures...Of course it, it may take me a while... :)

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    It's obvious you really like that quilt pattern! :wink:

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    That is funny! How about a picture of the one that's already started so we can see what you're talking about?

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    Yes!!! A pic of the one you have already started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    That is funny! How about a picture of the one that's already started so we can see what you're talking about?
    I'll post pictures tomorrow. I didn't think to take any yesterday...

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    If you don't want two quilts that are the same pattern you could always just send one of them to me. 8) :)
    Can't wait to see them.

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    I love serendipity!

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    I'd love to see pictures too.

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    A similar thing happened to me. I purchased a Judy Neimeyer pattern called flying south to do for my DIL. I got it and later decided it was too complicated for me and set it aside. Last summer an anvil pattern was featured in one of my quilt magazines and I decided it was more my speed. Only when I ut both patterns side by side did I realize that ti was thevery same pattern with different construction techniques and lay out. :lol:

    Isn't it funny how it seems to happen. WE pick a pattern or layout and then do it again years later and don't even realize it!

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    Okay, here are pictures.

    These blocks are are part of the uncompleted top. I am thinking of resewing this one, because it is not well made and some of the material needs to be replaced.
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    Tigger gets into the act... I often use my ironing board for rotary cutting etc. Tigger jumps up there as soon I working there. The pile of fabric is some of the samples.
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    This are the two blocks I've made from the fabric samples I got in Barstow.
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    One more picture... One of the reasons I bought the uncompleted top is because of the juvenile prints in it. This is close up of one.

    I love this piglet fabric!
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    Double post...

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    Cute piggies! These should turn out great!

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    For some reason I was not led back to this post when you added the pictures. I looked at the squares you were putting together and jealousy was starting to rear it's ugly head! I allowed it to stick around for a few seconds then sent it away! I would love to be able to put combinations like that together!

    Cats are funny, doncha think? They want to be left alone when you want to spend time with them, but get busy doing something else and they just gotta be in the thick of it!

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    lisae, been wondering how you fared in the fires? Sure hope all is well!

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    Oh the piglet fabric is to cute. Can't wait to see them done.

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    I too am doing a 4 patch scrap blocks. Never thought to frame them. That is gonna be neat. I can't wait to see it done

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    Love thaT FABRIC AND YOUR BLKS ARE GREAT,fINDING THAT YOU HAD ALREADY MADE THIS BLK AND SAME FABRIC A GOOD SIGN YOUR THINKING PROGRESS IS IN GOOD SHAPE . sTILL HAVE GOOD TASTE. :-) :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Patsy's "Mom"
    lisae, been wondering how you fared in the fires? Sure hope all is well!
    Thanks for the thoughts! Personally, I wasn't really affected by the fires, other than ash on my cars - from the one in Los Padres National Forrest. A couple of interesting sunsets.

    I haven't been on the boards lately a lot becuase of my hip replacement. Also, I was recently diagnosed with a high grade DCIS. So I am having a lumpectomy and sentinel node biospy next week, followed by radiation. I seem to be spending a lot of time seeing doctors lately, which doesn't make me hapy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    For some reason I was not led back to this post when you added the pictures. I looked at the squares you were putting together and jealousy was starting to rear it's ugly head! I allowed it to stick around for a few seconds then sent it away! I would love to be able to put combinations like that together!

    Cats are funny, doncha think? They want to be left alone when you want to spend time with them, but get busy doing something else and they just gotta be in the thick of it!
    Well, I can only take credit for the top made of the fabric I got in Barstow. The other top is one I am restoring.

    I find the best way to work with fabric is pull out a bunch of fabric you like, throw it on the floor, and start making squares. I did that with the Barstow fabric - I was just limited because I didn't have much fabric. I wound up having to add a few fabrics to have enough.

    That top is almost completed! I have to sew three more rows together and it is done!

    And yep, cats are funny - mine is attracted to quilt tops. :)

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    Want to see pics when your done if not before!!!

    Hope all goes well at the Doctor!!! Will be sending prayers your way!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisae
    I haven't been on the boards lately a lot becuase of my hip replacement. Also, I was recently diagnosed with a high grade DCIS. So I am having a lumpectomy and sentinel node biospy next week, followed by radiation. I seem to be spending a lot of time at seeing doctors lately, which doesn't make me hapy.
    Boy, when it rains, it pours! My Mom had radiation therapy a few years ago and now she's back to her young self again.

    If you would, we would sure like to kept up in this, we're you're quilting family and will be here for you through the ups and (if you have any), downs.

    Is your hip all better now?


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