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Thread: I can't believe the price was $9.00

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    Super Member nanna-up-north's Avatar
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    WoW Peggi. That is one beautiful quilt. I love the embroidery along the border. Some of the iron-on papers were in the box with the blocks. Maybe I can adapt them to put some birds in the border like yours.

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    Oh, I'm feeling green with envy! Lucky you!!

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    My Mother did one like that in the 40's. She never finished it and I have no idea where it went. Sure wish I had it. They are beautiful. Lucky find. On her's she had the top finished but not quilted.

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    My mother, who passed away October 2009, had made the top of the quilt like this before and after she got married in 1952---my precious boyfriend had it quilted for me last year for Christmas---it is super large---when I cleaned out the attic I found the iron on transfers--when the quilted was quilted she had an appraiser come in---with there only being 48 states on the quilt you could date it---she said with the age and only 48 states it was probably worth alot of money---wouldn't part with it for anything--

    Since I have found another quilt Mama started in early years of marriage--Double Wedding Ring--I am now working on that myself--

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    What a lucky find. Just think, all you have to do is put them together in some fashion and ...voila..you have a done quilt top.

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    I remember seeing one of those years ago too --- it was GORGEOUS when it was quilted! You are very lucky!

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    I found a quilt top with the 50 states and their flowers. I am going to quilt it for a wall hanging when I get around to it! Lucky you!!!
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    I just saw one in a quilt show I went to. Here's a close up picture of the embroidery. Sorry I didn't take a full picture of the entire quilt.
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    That was all the rage when I was a teenager. I did "my" state bird quilt with embroidery paint.

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    I have the pattern and also the flowers on but never did anything with them but the quilts that I did see with them all had sashing

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    Oh, what fun! Love to find treasures like that. :thumbup:

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    great find!

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    Someone bought it, who appreciates the work. It's really a treasure.

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    my mom did one of these it had 48 blocks she put them together on point with narrow sashing my sis still has it

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    why simply sash?? why not turn each into an Ohio star and then sash to make them larger and really eye catching??

    I just bought a box of embroidery patterns, still in their envelopes..ALL of them are Laura Wheeler originals. There are 3 or 4 of the original state bird designs...each is different and 2 only have 48 states! There are also 3 of the state flower designs....I must get pix of those tonight!

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    There is directions for one on Martha Stewart.

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    sorry I've never done the state birds. I did the state flowers though. From start to finish..about 25+ years...but I have the quilt to prove it!!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanna-up-north
    Wish you had a picture of it. I'd like some ideas about how I'm going to put these into a quilt.
    I've seen some of these set on point with alternate solid blocks. I always thought someone could come up with a better idea.

    Looking back I see that jaciqltznok has (a better idea.)

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    I did one of those for my oldest son. Did the state flowers for my dd. Do not have pictures. sorry

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    It looks like there is green in each of the blocks, maybe find a nice green that will go with the blocks and sash with that. I do think it needs sashing so it will set the blocks apart. Nice find, congratulations.

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    What a wonderful find! Would love to do one for my son's office. He has bird feeders hanging outside his double windows. He loves birds - we call him "The Bird Brain" - :)

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    Wow, such an awesome find. I would have bought it too!

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    I think you hit the auction jackpot. They are just beautiful. Have fun with it. :D

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    I bought all 50 and paid $4.44 each... They are a treasure to me. You are VERY lucky. They were a mail order embroidery from what I can understand. You ironed them on and embroidered them. The original pattern came with mine. I'll post a pic.
    I am working on finding the PERFECT fabrics to finish this quilt and it will be my winter hand quilting project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nanna-up-north
    Wish you had a picture of it. I'd like some ideas about how I'm going to put these into a quilt.
    I'm going to use sashing out of a civil war green and cornerstones out of a pinkish/wine civil war type and an outer border that has a floral. I'll post about it at some point...
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