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    Nature has already said that green goes with everything. The blocks are beautiful. please post when you are finished.

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    Those are gorgeous!! You hit the mother load on this one. Such a great find.

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    They are beautiful.

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    Wow, they are awesome!! What would you think of placing them on point? I think that would give them much more import. I would quilt a scant 1/4" around them, then just a simple crosshatch

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    I would mail them to me. I love them.

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    I am sorry, I do not know what "cross hatching" is. my first thought also was some sashing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat Sews
    I think they would look good in an attic windows setting
    I like this idea too...........think it would look lovely. Good luck with your special find.

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    I think the framing idea is fabulous!! If you don't know what type of paint was used, they could be ruined if ever washed..

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    Lovely, lovely, lovely. I agree about the light green, would tie them all together.

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    I think I would border them in a daisy yellow, then maybe put a green around that to make them really stand out. Good luck with whatever you decide!

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    Absolutely lovely! What a find. Can't wait to see what you end up doing with them. They will make a beautiful quilt!

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    The daughters missed out big-time. The grandchildren may never forgive them for letting them go. I have stuff my mother made scattered around my house and they don't even go with my decor. Who cares. They're precious to me. The idea of giving the artist full credit is really important. she should be celebrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    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!
    I like your EQ design but find the border a little over powering. I'd recommend a more subtle border, maybe a light colored small flower print. In the 70s we "set" fabric paint by pressing with a cloth soaked in vinegar. If they are painted with fabric paint you probably won't have a problem. Any other kind of paint (and it could be) and all bets are off. The blocks are beautiful. Good luck.

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    IMO, no, it would distract from the lovely florals. I would try and find a pretty floral print with white background for sashing and borders. They are all beautiful and I would like to have your "problem".

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    What a find! Like you, I'd would had to have had them! As a painter in my other life, you could take a dampened cotton swab and swab a small area, maybe near the base of of leaf, to see if the paint comes off. Even if it does remove a bit of paint it would resemble the shading already there. I would also wash gently in cold water if ever washed. Perhaps just hanging it out in the spring for an airing would suffice, especially if used on a guest bed. I agree with previous posts about sashing and embroidery of flower names. Great ideas.

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    Wow what a find !! I would sash them.

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    Nice framing, but too much green solid. IMO a softer print would enhance the florals.

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    Im not sure what I would do with them but they are really cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yooper32
    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.
    Ditto! Love those blocks and would choose a softer print.

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    Those are fabulous! I have a hand painted cotton tablecloth that was done in the 50's - I still use it, and have washed it many many times without the colors running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    do you think I should hand embroider the flower name on the block?
    I think green sashing also. I would write the name with a marker I think. embroidery might look to heavy since they're painted. What a beautiful find. Gorgeous!

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    These are spectacular. I wouldn't embroider the names on them - I'd leave them just as the artist did. I think greens would be best... And I also go with hand quilting - something simple.

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    I would handquilt them in groups of 4, then frame in wood (no glass ) so they sort of "puff" out from frames.

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    How beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I love them. I would put a border around each one so that it looked like it was framed, and then sew them together.

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