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Thread: Suggestions please for using 30s prints

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    Super Member Lyncat's Avatar
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    I have been collecting 30s reproduction prints, and I'd like to make the cutest quilt in the world out of them. I'm open to any and all suggestions!

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    The cutest ones I've seen made with 30's prints are dresden plate ones....IMHO :)

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    I also like bullseye blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzzzquilts
    The cutest ones I've seen made with 30's prints are dresden plate ones....IMHO :)
    I agree. My second vote goes to Double Wedding Ring.
    Third place would be Sunbonnet Sue and I'm thinking Dolly Days would be awesome in 30's prints.

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    Search for "Ode to the 1930's" quilt pattern on the Web and you will see all sorts of blocks to get your creative juices started or you can buy the pattern and make one gorgeous quilt. Wish I had done that with mine.

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    You could do a sampler, dresdon, postage stamp (depending on the size of the print), log cabin, etc. The possibilities are endless!

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    Im working on a 'braid' quilt using all those 30's prints...... will add white strips in between.

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    30's are my favorite fabric. I think anything is great done in 30's. My row robin is a 30's sampler. I have so much if it I'll be able to make 4 or 5 large quilt top from mine. Can't wait to see what you decide.

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    Eleanor Burns has a really neat pattern book out called "Egg Money Quilts". All the quilts are made from vintage or 30s repros. Great pictures, easy to follow instructions. And, the patterns are what you would call "period specific". I have made a few from this book, and every once in a while make another block for the sampler.

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    Here's mine. I love those 30's fabric.
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    I am working on a Grandmother's Flower Garden, which uses hexagons. I am doing it by hand using the English Paper Piecing method. I started this project to have hand work to take with me whenever we travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meemersmom
    Eleanor Burns has a really neat pattern book out called "Egg Money Quilts". All the quilts are made from vintage or 30s repros. Great pictures, easy to follow instructions. And, the patterns are what you would call "period specific". I have made a few from this book, and every once in a while make another block for the sampler.
    That is my favorite book for quilting.
    LeeAnn your quilts a beautiful.

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    I think a Dresden Plate or Sunbonnet Sue would be cute with those prints!

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    LeeAnn, your quilts are gorgeous!
    I've been working on a sampler using 1930s fabrics; it will be finished someday. Here is a baby quilt I made a few years ago.
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    There is an adorable 30's prints quilt in the package of templates of Winner's Bouquet by Atkinson Designs. My DSIL bought me the set for my birthday, and I ordered some really neat FQ's from Connecting Threads. Some of the FQs were only 62 cents in their reduced section! Score!

    I can't wait to make that quilt ... just have to get brave enough to try curves.

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    Try a hanky panky pattern!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeAnn
    Here's mine. I love those 30's fabric.
    LOL!!! I just went to my bookmarks to find the picture of your Baby Shoo Fly quilt to offer it as a suggestion. I love your quilt...it is absolutely beautiful!!

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    http://www.lovingstitches.net/store-...?cat=25&ID=121 link to old 30s patten lots of work!

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    LeeAnn, wonderful quilts!

    I'll have to drag out my work-in-progress 30's quilt and take a picture. I am so in love with it and I don't know why I haven't finished it. It's just small half square triangles (white & 30's print) and it's so colorful and fun.

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    So many great options coming your way....good luck deciding

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    Beautiful quilts!

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    I have made a grandma's flower garden quite successfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeAnn
    Here's mine. I love those 30's fabric.
    The "dresses quilt " is my favorite. What pattern is that? Thanks for sharing.

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    I love Basket or Cake Stand. See www.quilterscache.com and look for patterns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meemersmom
    Eleanor Burns has a really neat pattern book out called "Egg Money Quilts". All the quilts are made from vintage or 30s repros. Great pictures, easy to follow instructions. And, the patterns are what you would call "period specific". I have made a few from this book, and every once in a while make another block for the sampler.

    Take a look at this site... you'll be happy you did:
    http://quiltinaday.com/theater/egg/egg2.html
    I loved it so much I purchased the book at Joann's.

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