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Thread: looking for age of this quilt .....UPDATE pg 2

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    I found this quilt at my mom's when she passed 6 years ago. I doubt she made it. I've never seen her quilt.

    It is hand quilted. It needs to have the binding replaced because it it very tattered and in bad shape.

    It is huge. No label on it either.

    Now, my question is... does anyone know the era these fabrics are from? The background is really white, but my camera has a mind on it's own tonight. My sister has never seen it before either, and I am wondering who made it.
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    and the hand quilting
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    I would say 40s or 50s and that is just guess...
    From the look of the fabric used.
    K

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    60's would be my guess

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    Sorry no help....but is pretty

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    See...this is the reason we should always label our work...I'm sorry I can't help you determine the age..but it is pretty.

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    I have the stripe and had a shirt like the plaid. Your Mom might have got it from a tag sale. I have no idea of the age, but its pretty

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    What a lovely old quilt. :thumbup:
    I have been sewing for over 50 years and do not recall any of the fabric.
    I would put my guess at being 50 or older.
    There are times I wish I had scraps from when we were growing up to make into something like that.
    This is a treasure :thumbup:

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    Connecting threads has a free pattern that looks similar to yours. Whirring pinwheels or something like that.

    I also have a quilt that I inherited when my mother died. I know she never quilted...never owned a quilt either. Comforters were the only things in the house she bought as she made all our clothes, bedding, curtains, drapery, apholstery, etc.

    I have to take a pic of it, and put it on here. But no one knows where it came from. It just showed up in my mom's room at the nursing home one day. No label, no nothing.

    This is exactly why quilts need to be documented.

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    Can you imagine, all that lovely work and no label. Poor quilt...it needs an identity. I name my tote bags too. I also have a pair of capri pants in a whacky stripey-floral that i made out of a bargain fabric and call them "wild thing" lol. C

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    Wow its sad that there is no documentation on it. :( It looks like it has some 50's fabric like my grandma had when I was a little boy.

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    It's some kind of flower pattern. ARGH I cannot think of what it is.

    You can probably come close to the age by looking at the "innards" of the quilt - what kind of batting?

    I'll check my antique pattern book

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    Quote Originally Posted by KO24
    I would say 40s or 50s and that is just guess...
    From the look of the fabric used.
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    This would be my guess too, looks like a couple of thirtys prints in there, but most are from the 40s.. at least thats what it looks like from the pictures,

    It is really hard to tell these things from pictures..

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    I don't know what kind of batting was used until I redo the binding. I know it was used alot, because the binding is in terrible shape and there are a few small light spots on it.

    I'm wondering if my dad's aunt made it. As far as I know, I'm the only sewer in my family. But then, I found it in a closet. Hummm

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    Earlist 30s, latest 50s. I have a lot of scraps from that era thanks to my grandmother. I would say pinwheel varation or dreseden plate.
    It is similar to both.
    Awesome quilt!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    I found this quilt at my mom's when she passed 6 years ago. I doubt she made it. I've never seen her quilt.

    It is hand quilted. It needs to have the binding replaced because it it very tattered and in bad shape.

    It is huge. No label on it either.

    Now, my question is... does anyone know the era these fabrics are from? The background is really white, but my camera has a mind on it's own tonight. My sister has never seen it before either, and I am wondering who made it.
    My Guess is that this was made back in the late 20s to the early 30s
    that is the kind of fabrics they used back then. Good luck on finding out, the one thing I know for sure is these are pricless.

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    GOOD NEW YA'LL!!

    A friend told me the date this may have been made. She said 1936-1940. She remembers many of the fabrics used in this quilt from those dates.


    YAY!!!!!!

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    HI! I am checking with a friend of my that knows a lot about quilts so I am trying to find out for you just how old this quilt is. If my friend can help I will let you know. If she does not know she might know where you can find out, but what ever you do hang on to this quilt it is a nice quilt.
    Clara


    :-P :-P

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    Ok, thanks Clara.

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    Hello, I talked with my friend and she said that the pattern was from the 30's and if you have a quilt program call Block Base on your PC that this pattern is in there it is called Cog Wheel and the number that you would look it up on Block Base is 3455.
    She did say that some of the fabrics are from the 30's and some from the 40's.

    I hope this has helped you to find out more about this quilt.
    Clara :)

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    Me Again, I forgot to tell you if you do not have Block Base and would like the patter let me know and give me your email address and I will send it to you.

    Clara
    Happy Quilting :wink:

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    Clara, your'e a sweetie, thank you!!

    I don't have block base but I have EQ5.

    I don't think I should try to wash it as some of the fabric is falling apart.

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    I dont think you better wash it , if you do just do it in the tub and lay it out to dry. Good luck with it.
    Clara

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