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Help me identify this pattern, please!

Help me identify this pattern, please!

Old 07-18-2013, 04:21 PM
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Thanks for all the info! I am afraid it will take me forever to get it quilted but I am going to do my best to finish this and the Sunbonnet Sue as quickly as possible. Funny, it's been in a cedar chest for 50+ years and now I want it quilted today!!
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:46 PM
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Oh darn-I was hoping that someone had more history on this block. My LAQ had blocks, added sashes and quilted-turned out really cute. Then another friend has about 20 of these-but whoever did them, appliqued the shoes and the flowing scarf. They are really cute blocks and everyone I have seen, the embroidered face has been different.

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Old 07-18-2013, 11:16 PM
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I think it is Little Dutch Girl - http://www.free-quilting.com/detail....00037&cat_id=1
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:57 AM
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My Grandmother called this the Dutch Doll. She made this quilt for me when I was born in '37.
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:04 AM
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Could they represent Hummels?
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:11 AM
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What a treasure you have.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:33 AM
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How lovely! I agree 30's fabric for the sashing, border and binding........I would also include the grandmother's info on a quilt label or in your quilting journal ( if you have not started one, you should!)....
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:48 AM
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Thanks so much for the responses. Cherylsea, I went to the website and this looks exactly like the blocks. However, the eyes on the ones I have are scary looking (the reason my sister and I were calling it Scary Girl--LOL)!! The eyes are really pretty on the one at the free-quilting website. Thank you so much for the info. When I read about it I saw it was done in 1916, the year our DM was born. So maybe that means our DGM was pregnant with our mother when she completed the blocks. Since we don't know the history, that sounds like a perfect story to go with. Can we make our own history that way?? I am new to this so I am hoping I am using the right abbreviations! Thanks again for all the information. I am so excited to have something to say on my quilt label!!
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:45 AM
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OH wow Oh wow. What a find. I was also thinking Hummels but would go with the Dutch Girl. I mean being Dutch and all. Thanks for posting the link. I have a few grand daughters that could use this pattern . Adorable.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:14 PM
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It's wonderful to know that it originated almost a hundred years ago. Similar styles of embroidery and applique designs continued to be popular for many years. It reminds me of the iron-on patterns from my mom's Workbasket magazines in the 1950's, but I've never seen one exactly like it. I look forward to seeing the finished quilt.
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