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    Need some help....

    Hello,
    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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    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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    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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    I like them a lot, can' help with name.
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    You are correct they are Southern Belle and thanks for letting me know.
    Gail in Vermont

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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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    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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    That time frame sounds good. My thinking was 50s.
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    Beautiful blocks, such a treasure, thanks for sharing!
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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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    My aunt Gladys made pillowcases and other things using this pattern in the 50s and 60s. I still have 2 pair, one of which I have never used. She passed away in 2003 at age 93.

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    these are so charming and in a very good shape, I have inherited some 30s, 40s fabrics, they are very stiff even after repeated washing. the only quilt I could manage was a simple 9 patches, but quilting it was an ordeal, yours look soft and still vibrant.

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    I was going to say that some of these fabrics look like feedsacks I used to wear as a child in the late 40's and 50's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pewa88 View Post
    Nice vintage piece. It looks like some of those prints could be feedsack fabric. I agree that it is 40's or 50's.
    FYI- If they are feed sack fabric, they will feel a little thicker and a bit coarser than modern fabrics.
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    I can't add anything to the discussion, but they're great looking blocks and I hope you'll show us the finished project.
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    Thanks everyone for the great feedback.
    Gail in Vermont

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    They are beautiful! I am fairly certain they are not '50s. I'm a little old lady and worked selling fabric in the '50s and these are not familiar. My guess is the '30s or '40s. If I had these blocks, I would never give them away!!

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    I agree that the blocks are not Sunbonnet Sue.

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    Oh my!!! How lovely!!!
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    40s. My grandmother used some of those in my dresses.

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    I have seen these blocks, on Pinterest, I think, and they were​ called Sunbonnet Sue -- I just assumed at that time there had been a 'miscue' on the name and didn't really think any more about it. Southern Belle sounds much more accurate to me -- JMHO!

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