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Old 07-15-2008, 10:48 AM
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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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Old 07-15-2008, 10:54 AM
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No ideas but I am sure excited for you. Let us know what you decide!
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:59 AM
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Oooh, I'm green with envy! :mrgreen: Love those repros! This site has some fun scrap quilts:


Have fun with your fq's! Pet them daily!
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:12 AM
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This is a cute pattern. It does have some applique but you could always leave that off.

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Old 07-15-2008, 11:22 AM
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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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Old 07-15-2008, 11:26 AM
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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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Old 07-15-2008, 01:59 PM
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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.)


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Old 07-15-2008, 02:14 PM
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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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Old 07-21-2008, 12:29 PM
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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.
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:
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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