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Old 08-31-2018, 11:47 AM
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I purchased a quilt top was told the only thing she knew was it was from Nebraska. I wonder if someone could look at the Sun Bonnet Sue blocks and give me an idea of when maybe the fabric was produced??? I am restoring the quilt and would like to be able to pass on as much information as I can because I will be giving it away... I have attached some photos only a few as I have 21 and also the triangles for the border of the quilt. Thanks for any help... Gail

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Old 08-31-2018, 12:35 PM
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Hi Gail- in my amateur opinion of fabrics they look to me a lot like from the 40's and 50's. My reasoning is that I inherited fabrics that were my Aunt's and they look a lot like yours.
Those blocks are precious!
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Old 08-31-2018, 12:51 PM
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Can't help on dating the fabric, but I think the pattern is Southern Belle, not Sunbonnet Sue. Whatever you call the blocks they are just lovely!
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Old 08-31-2018, 03:23 PM
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I like them a lot, can' help with name.
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Old 08-31-2018, 04:07 PM
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You are correct they are Southern Belle and thanks for letting me know.
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Old 08-31-2018, 04:33 PM
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Oh, they are precious. I see two fabrics that are 1940's, don't know about the others. I hope we get to see it when you have put it all together.
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Old 08-31-2018, 04:44 PM
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Nice vintage piece. It looks like some of those prints could be feedsack fabric. I agree that it is 40's or 50's.
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Old 09-01-2018, 12:55 AM
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That time frame sounds good. My thinking was 50s.
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Old 09-01-2018, 04:13 AM
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Beautiful blocks, such a treasure, thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-01-2018, 07:49 AM
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I have one that my Mom made (her sister made an identical one at the same time) and it was made before she got married. That was in 1936. I think the Southern Belle name is more correct and I believe the pattern was published in a newspaper or magazine.
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