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Thread: Got fabric -- need ideas

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    Super Member SuzyQ's Avatar
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    Hello all,

    I just received the 100 FQ 1930's reproduction fabric bundle that I ordered from laptopquilting.com last week and I can hardly wait to get home and unpack it. I want to make my Mom a somewhat-larger-than-lap-size quilt for Christmas. I'm looking for ideas that would fit this type of fabric ... I want it to be scrappy, but no applique (I haven't mastered that). I was thinking maybe a mix of stars or bow-ties or spools or ??? Does anyone have any ideas or links to share? All suggestions will be appreciated :D

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    No ideas but I am sure excited for you. Let us know what you decide!

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    Oooh, I'm green with envy! :mrgreen: Love those repros! This site has some fun scrap quilts:

    http://quiltville.com/index.html

    Have fun with your fq's! Pet them daily!

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    This is a cute pattern. It does have some applique but you could always leave that off.

    http://www.pbtex.com/html/ohmystar.html

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    How about a sampler with Sunbonnet Sue and Sam, a dresden plate, a churn dash, a fan, a house, ohio star and so on. Use muslin or a solid white background. Maybe make a piano key border. The blocks could be 12 1/2 unfinished and you could either make 12 or 20 and use some solid colors from that era to make a sashing. That is my idea!!!!

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    http://quilters-paradise.com

    There is a quilt pattern called Dominique's Treasures that is very easy and scrappy. No applique.

    http://www.earlywomenmasters.net/quilts/index.html and this website has lots of neat block pattern ideas also.

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    How about Broken Dishes?

    Here's a link for a scrappy one made from 1930's Aunt Grace and it's really scrappy. (The picture is at the bottom of the page.)

    http://delawarequilts.com/BOMs/BrokenDishes/index.html

    HTH

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    Hi, You have so many wonderful ideas here......please let us know what you decide to do. We all and so excited about your quilting project. :D

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    there are so many scrapy patterns out there to pick from, I just don't know what to tell you. But keep us posted on what you pick.


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    Here's some information on the quilts made during the 30's. Perhaps they will give you some ideas.
    http://www.historyofquilts.com/publications.html
    This next one is part of a series of articles on the history of quilting by Judy Anne Breneman (the series starts here http://www.womenfolk.com/quilting_history/pieced.htm) The Depression era quilts are here:
    http://www.womenfolk.com/quilting_hi...ressionera.htm[url]
    The best known patterns from that time are Dresden Plate, Grandmother's Flower Garden, Sunbonnet Sue, and Double Wedding Ring. Dresden Plate and GFG would be especially suitable for a period scrappy look.

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    SusyQ! You just need to put all of those headache quarters in a box and give them to a good friend that will just rid you of all that stress....me!:))I love the 30's and have been collecting them for quit awhile..the whole time looking and looking for the perfect pattern. There was one listed in the April 'American Patchwork & Quilting'...only the one that is on my 'have to do this one' w/my 30's is the August issue. You can find it on page 48 the desing is called 'retro crossroads'. If you don't get this mag, then scoot to your local library and check this out. I am too excited to do this one and I think it will be lots of fun. Only I am being really-really good right now and trying to get 2 kid college quilts done in time....I am on the second:0)Keep us posted on what you are going to do...Curious minds would like to know (like me!)Skeat

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    You could do a sampler of the blocks suggested on this thread.

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    Eleanor Burns has a book based on 1930's reproduction fabrics - 'Egg Money Quilts'. The book has a couple of sampler layouts and directions for 13 blocks and they look great in those fabrics.

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    Loretta, either great minds think alike or I owe you a Coke :D

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    100 FQs? All 30s reproduction fabrics? I am drooling just thinking about them :lol: Can you please post a picture of SOME of them? It might inspire more ideas for you!!

    This is going to be a fun quilt! I cannot wait to see what you end up making

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    Skeat, that quilt is perfect!! It uses the Arkansas Crossroads block which can be set any number of ways for all different looks.
    Here's a 12" block and one setting:http://www.quilterscache.com/A/Arkan...oadsBlock.html
    An 8" block and another setting http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projec...ssroads_1.html
    And a coloring page with a different setting http://www.blockcentral.com/arkansascrossroads.shtml
    Oh, the possibilities!! May just have to add that one to my list, too, but in civil war repros.

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    Those are great sites north'east! The 8"block you posted looks just like it don't you think? I think it will be a fun one to do for sure!! Reproductions will look fantastic too...! I have it on the 'list'...:))Thanks for posting all those for eye candy! Skeat

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    what a great site of free patterns, thank you

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    Marcia, here's a couple of pics of the fabrics. I still haven't decided on a design yet, I'm waiting for the American Patchwork magazines to come to my local library.

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    YUMMY! You're going to have a hard time trying to decide which pattern to make!

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    Those are so pretty, I wish I was there to touch them. I think they are my favorite. Drool ,Oh well make something really pretty to show us

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    those are very nice fq's. I like Bebe or quiltwoman's ideas. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I would get a copy of "Egg Money Quilts" by Eleanor Burns. It is a great book with patterns from the 1930's, when women sold eggs to buy fabrics and make quilts. (They also used flour sacks which are now reproduced too.) Enjoy!
    Hi Loretta, just a quick question, I have noticed various references to Sacks that they used for quilting and you have just said they are now being reproduced, I thought when I first heard that it would be really stiff hard material to work with, suppose they had no choice then, but is it how I imagine or have they softened the fabric???

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    Got my October issue of American Patchwork & Quilting today and there's a scrappy quilt in it that might suit you...actually there are several in this issue that would work well, but this is the one I was thinking of. It's called Scrap Happy. The magazine hits the stores on Aug 5th if you don't subscribe. Can also see them online at http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazi...ontents_1.html

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    Made the "Retro Crossroads" quilt. Didn't use reproduction fabrics, just scrappy and used black as the background. Easy and enjoyed working on it. Would be wonderful in reproduction 30's fabrics.

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