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Pattern suggestion for 1930 themed fabric?

Old 07-13-2021, 10:26 AM
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Does anyone have suggestions of what would be the best pattern for a 1930's themed quilt? I have at least a dozen pieces of 30's fabric, but unfortunately only about a quarter yard of each. Some have fairly large patterns, if I'm going to try to show that off. I would like to do a honeybee quilt, but I'm not sure if I want to use this fabric. Seems like the pattern should be something special, maybe a little more old-fashioned to go with the look of the fabric. I'm just not sure, I'm such a newbie, I really don't know what I'm doing haha.

I'm interested to hear opinions.
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Old 07-13-2021, 11:17 AM
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My mother recently gave me some quilt blocks her grandmother made. These were probably made in the 40s or early 50s but use fabrics from earlier. They are sawtooth star and a block my mother calls floral bouquet. If you Google it you’ll see examples…also resembles an ice cream cone!

my great grandmother used many fabrics to create the blocks, perhaps you could mix vintage with contemporary, vintage reproduction to achieve the look you want.
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Old 07-13-2021, 11:47 AM
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MSCQ has a pattern called Double Square Star that I think would work well for 30's fabric. They have a tutorial on it.
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Old 07-13-2021, 12:11 PM
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Single Irish Chain with applique centers looks great in the vintage fabrics. They also look amazing with hand embroidery centers.

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Old 07-13-2021, 12:25 PM
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These blocks would show the prints. The left-over pieces can be made into HST for a fun border.
You can adjust the size of the original squares to work with your pieces.

https://www.sewcanshe.com/blog/fat-q...-quilt-pattern
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Old 07-13-2021, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
Single Irish Chain with applique centers looks great in the vintage fabrics. They also look amazing with hand embroidery centers.
I really love this quilt SewBizgirl. I am not sure how to make those border pieces though. Is there a pattern available for this?
I Goggled it, but did not see one. Makes a great feature fabric or applique quilt as you said.
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Old 07-13-2021, 04:18 PM
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If you Google 1930 quilts, you might find one you like. A lot of 1930 patterns use prints with a light background fabric.
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Old 07-13-2021, 05:57 PM
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I also have this book. If you can find used/at the library perhaps it might have something.

https://www.amazon.com/Farmers-Wife-.../dp/1440241465
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The quilt in sewbizgirls comment is so pretty. It looks like a square in a square block to me with flying geese around the whole outer edges. Very pretty and I have some fabrics I could use in a quilt like this. Love it!
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Old 07-13-2021, 07:40 PM
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How about Dresdon Plate - I have a quilt my grandmother made from feed sacks in the Dresdon Plate and the fabrics sparkle.
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