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    Make some solid color sashing with vines and leaves.

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    What a great find! I agree that sashing them in a light green would be very pretty.

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    Very pretty, nice work on all of the flowers. My favorite is the Iris block, so beautiful!

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    If they are cured and won't run I probably would sash and qult, but I do like the idea of Rose L who said she would frame them and hang them on the wall. Great idea and they wouldn't ge wet and ruined. I could picture them in every room.

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    gorgeous!

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    What about the attic window so they would look like they were framed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Be sure and label the quilts as to their history. Your kids will appreciate that somewhere down the line! These are gorgeous.
    I made sure to get all the info from the ladies daughter, as I want to make sure people who knew her or her family will see it at the fair and now it was her work that inspired me to create the quilt!

    This is my design thus far in EQ Just simple snowballs and 9P! This quilt would be 85 x 94 when done
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    THose are beautiful!
    If you still don't know what to do with them, PM me and I'll give you my addy and you can send them to me! :)

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    Such pretty blocks! Green sashing is needed~

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    If they have to be in a quilt, I would just sash them.

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    Lovely, great on a wall or bed.

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    OMG!! those are beautiful! Please post a picture when you do make your quilt. I would really love to see them in person. You are one lucky lady!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    I found these at an estate sale and just had to have them.
    I spoke with the daughter of the lady who made these and she said her mom stenciled them then painted over them as well to add the highlights etc! They are cotton muslin. The daughter also said that her mom made a set for each of her 2 sisters and none of them ever made a quilt out of the blocks! How sad is that.

    They are really stunning, the lady was a painter and it shows in these blocks. These were made in the early 70's!

    I hope they are cured enough, I am chicken to water test one!

    I am playing with some ideas in EQ but wondered why you all thought might could be done to really show case the blocks, not distract from them.

    I also want hand quilt them simply.
    This is my design thus far in EQ Just simple snowballs and 9P! This quilt would be 85 x 94 when done
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    I was watching a woman fabric coloring on QNN the other day and she used a product called textile medium to paint over her designs that she colored in with colored pencils. She said to only paint it over the colored part. She does this to make the coloring colorfast to withstand laundry. She said otherwise they would wash out. Maybe you could do this. Good luck

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    Wow, I love the design you came up with on EQ. That will be such an original, unique creation and one you can certainly showcase and be very, very proud of.

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    JMHO, the flowers are very delicate and dainty. If you follow your design, I would hope that the green you use would be a very soft, delicate green so as to not overpower the flowers themselves. In your diplay model, what I see is a maze of glaring green. What a wonderful find and what a shame the daughters did not appreciate, but lucky for you and I am sure that whatever you do, it will be perfect at the finish.

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    agree with other posters - sash and quilt them in a pastel so they are not overpowered - they are really beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose L
    Being a cottage style decorator, I would frame them and hang them all together on a wall in a large, even grouping. They would look gorgeous on a green or yellow wall!
    The very same idea occurred to me. Great minds think alike!!

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    Thats easyyyyyyy I would frame them in attic window blocks.

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    They definately will not run. I am a decorative painter and have painted a couple quilts for raffles for my local painting chapter. After this amount of time, I am positive they will not run.

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    Beautiful blocks, a lot of work not to be used in a quilt.
    Lucky you for finding them.

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    Lucky find!!

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    I love, love, love your design for your quilt! So simple but showcases the blocks so well it looks complicated.
    I bought some Sunbonnet Sue blocks at an auction several years ago that had been done in the 40's. They were on unbleached muslin and had some age spots. I serged around each square and washed with Oxiclean and dried in the dryer.I wanted them to shrink all they were going to right off the bat to see what I had to work with. Well, some had been appliqued on the squares parralell to the selvage and some were not. After washing and drying my 14" blocks were all sizes, mostly rectangular. Some rectangles were upright some were horizonal. I was able to recut then all to 10" squares.I added 30's fabric and I had enough to make my 2 Grandaughters each a twin size quilt.
    Your back ground fabric lookes like it is a much better quality than what I had to work with but you might want to serge and wash to avoid any surprises after all the work of piecing and quilting.
    I can't wait to see your finished quilt!

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    I would see if a dark green border would
    make them pop. I would try to pick a pattern
    That would highlight the flowers. The ladies
    are correct. You will have to heat set the
    Blocks because you do not know what she
    Used to paint them. There is a medium
    That makes the paint permant. After heat
    Setting, don't worry about washing them.
    What a beautiful find! Have fun designing.

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    I would see if a dark green border would
    make them pop. I would try to pick a pattern
    That would highlight the flowers. The ladies
    are correct. You will have to heat set the
    Blocks because you do not know what she
    Used to paint them. There is a medium
    That makes the paint permant. After heat
    Setting, don't worry about washing them.
    What a beautiful find! Have fun designing.

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