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Thread: What quilt pattern would you say is primitive?

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    Super Member tuesy's Avatar
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    I'm wanting to make us a quilt and like the primitive look. I don't want to do another rag quilt but want something I can use my homespun and muslin with.

    I was making the pinwheel blocks, but they're on the bias and homespun is so easily distorted as it is, so am trying to think of a quilt pattern that would keep it from stretching so badly.

    Do ya'll have any ideas?

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    Super Member Candace's Avatar
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    Did you do a search here using the word primitive? That may help you.

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    Hole In The Barn Door is a classic pattern. It would make a good primitive look.

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    Have you tried heavily starching the homespun? I found it really makes a difference with homespun fabric. And if you make pinwheels try putting the two squares right sides together and then sew a quarter inch around. Then cut from corner to corner. Hope this helps :)

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    To start with I would go with an old pattern like Log Cabin, nine patch, etc. The list is endless.
    I also thought that Civil War reproduction fabrics would make a nice primitive look.
    Just some thoughts ........ :)

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    Jan Patek does primitive quilts. more homespun and maybe houses, odd looking birds, etc.

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    Nine patch!

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    Super Member shequilts's Avatar
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    I just had another thought. How about doing a primitive applique? If this interests you, I think I have a pattern for one. I'll look it up.

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    Dashton4 just posted a picture of a quilt done with homespuns & some raggedy edged bunnies. Very cute & nice use of homespuns. I would say the bunnies are done in a primitive way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivelyLady
    Have you tried heavily starching the homespun? I found it really makes a difference with homespun fabric. And if you make pinwheels try putting the two squares right sides together and then sew a quarter inch around. Then cut from corner to corner. Hope this helps :)
    Do you think it's because I'm making my pinwheels so big? Mine are 12". If I made them smaller maybe that might help..

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    Super Member tuesy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by shequilts
    I just had another thought. How about doing a primitive applique? If this interests you, I think I have a pattern for one. I'll look it up.
    Yes... and no.. :lol: I like doing applique..

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    Super Member tuesy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggiemay
    Dashton4 just posted a picture of a quilt done with homespuns & some raggedy edged bunnies. Very cute & nice use of homespuns. I would say the bunnies are done in a primitive way.
    Ooh, I'm going to go have a look. Thank you!

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    I'm crazy about churn dash. It looks good in every fabric to me, and it's a very old pattern.

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    How about using the homespun as a background for an primitive applique quilt? I've done that and it turned out really nice.

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    Churn Dash was my first thought.

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    What about the Buggy Barn patterns? They look primitive to me.

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    I would have to say hole in the barn door and stars, especially if they are abit wonky. Buggy Barn has a pattern called Crazy among Friends, that, would be perfect for what you are looking for. It has angels, stars, baskets and hole in the barn door (churn dash.)

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    Super Member tuesy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterella
    I would have to say hole in the barn door and stars, especially if they are abit wonky. Buggy Barn has a pattern called Crazy among Friends, that, would be perfect for what you are looking for. It has angels, stars, baskets and hole in the barn door (churn dash.)

    I would have to agree with you and Qbee, they do look like what I'm looking for! Thank you so much!! :)

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