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    Smile Great find of the week!!!

    I found 21 blocks, hand pieced and all complete. At a flea market run by the VFW. Gave a whopping $5 for them all. Trying to figure out how to arrange them in a top. Very unusual fabrics, figure they are from the 60's by some of the fabrics. Doesn't matter to me.....I just loved them and had to have them. They are 10.5 to 11 inches each.
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Diet Dr. Pepper in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

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    Database error, here are the pictures.
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    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Diet Dr. Pepper in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

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    What a lucky day you had, show use what you make with them.

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    Very unusual and interesting. I love the points. Let us know how you decide to proceed.
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    Wonderful find!

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    Do you think I should sash them, and if so with what to bring them all together.... Will leave it on the wall for a couple of days and see what jumps out at me. Does anyone know what the pattern is called?
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    Great find!!!!!

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    Very nice find! The name I have seen for that pattern is Crossed Canoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janceejan View Post
    Database error, here are the pictures.
    Some of these are really attractive, some just so so.

    I'd do one of two things-------------find a color to do a sash-----------maybe the pink or the black.

    Or separate them out into a 3 or so color groups. Then use the blocks for a center motif and add more colors around sort of like borders.

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    Nice find! I'd frame them, maybe with a neutral or a color that works well with all the fabrics. Then square all of them up to the same size and add a small sashing. Should make a really nice quilt.

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    Fons and Porter called this "Crossed Canoes." They did an episode on this pattern a few months ago. (Have it on the DVR) Awesome find. Have fun with them.

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    Somebody did a great job of hand-piecing. Lucky you!

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    I love the fact that they are hand sewn. I am happy for you.

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    They are fabulous!
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    Look at the link here to see how gorgeous those blocks can look without sashing as well.
    http://www.quilterscache.com/T/TippecanoeBlock.html

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    crossed canoes is the pattern.
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    Awesome find

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    Very cool. I wonder who made them...and why they remained a UFO. Clearly she knew her stuff! (Note my gender bias!)

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    What about a narrow black sashing?
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    What a great find.
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    I made that pattern. Fons and Porter had it in their Love of Quilting magazine sept/oct 2011 called Crossed Kayaks and they had sashing between the blocks. The border also carrying the colors over. You could probably try the internet to see how they did it. Great find. I have been working on mine for awhile doing it if red/black fabric with a black sashing and border

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    What a find. I too would have snapped them up. Love to get old blocks at flea markets or auctions.

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    Very nice blocks. Have fun with them.

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    Lucky you, I like these blocks. Isn't this pattern called something like "Crossed Canoes" ?

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    Beautiful blocks... love the black and white ones!
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