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Old 07-05-2019, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
​It looks like it could be vintage Daisy Pinwheel blocks. Some versions have the center and some donít. Whatever you decide to do with them, they deserve a rescue!
Yes, I googled it and found these:
https://www.google.com/search?q=Dais...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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Old 07-05-2019, 06:52 AM
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I would still be jumping up and down if I had found those! I am so happy for you!
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Old 07-05-2019, 07:15 AM
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What a fabulous find. I, too like the sashing. I think that's what the maker would have done back in the day. Do enjoy the journey. You'll have quite the treasure when it's done.

PS: Do wash it in some cool water and Retyne the first time. Some of those old fabrics might bleed, especially the reds.
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Old 07-05-2019, 07:30 AM
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I am working on my first sample block right now. So far so good. I will post it when it is finished. I was thinking I could use the blocks I make as corner pieces with the boarders would make a nice finish. I am hoping I do not have to put any of my own block in the main body of the quilt.
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:09 AM
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Those blocks are lovely. Looking forward to seeing your finished quilt.
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:25 AM
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here is my sample block. This is becoming a very quilty day!
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:31 AM
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Cute!!! I just love your blocks. Old blocks have so much charm. I'm happy that you got such a deal! I will watch the progression..........
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by juliasb View Post
I found another treasure at a garage sale the bag was dated June 1942. It was in an old trunk of things. Marked $1. To my surprise there were 45 hand pieced quilt blocks. Of course I grabbed them up. The block is one that I am unfamiliar with. It is very nicely pieced. The background is unbleached muslin. They look like they have been untouched since they were stored away and are in good shape.
My plan is to make the intended quilt out of the blocks. I am thinking of putting a 1 1/2" shashing between the blocks. Each block is 8 1/2" unfinished. Or maybe group them together side by side then add a couple boarders to the outer sides of the quilt. On the slim possibility that I need to make a few more blocks to get the size quilt I want it would be nice to know what the block is called and obtain a copy of the pattern. One of my weak points it re-creating a pattern. I do appreciate you help. Here is a pic of one of the blocks.
Looks like the Kansas City Star block called Daisy Pinwheel. It sure is fun to find such treasures and see what the fabric was like "back in the day".
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Old 07-05-2019, 12:14 PM
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How lucky can you get!! It will be beautiful. Wish I could get lucky and find something that pretty and the blocks all done!!

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Old 07-05-2019, 12:36 PM
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That is the pattern I am using, the Daisy Pinwheel. I have excluded the circle in the middle so that I can alway recognize any blocks that I made to complete this quilt.
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