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    You are my only hope, Oh Board of Wonders! I am participating in my guilds Round Robin and for the 3rd round I got a center start that has sunflowers (original) with a large round brown border around it (second round). The hint was that the quilt will be her daughter's graduation (from HS) present and "she would like a 70s look." What does that mean???? I have searched the internet and find that it can mean just loud/bright colors, in a patchwork pattern. HELP!

    Any one know what "the 70's look" is in quilting? Sorry -- I was busy having my last baby and raising kids during that decade...remember Sesame Street and Wide World of Sports. Any body??? You really are my only hope. Maybe now I can go to sleep...

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    I was a young adult in the 70's and I don't recall any "Look". After the 60's the next several decades were rather bland! Is she referring to the Disco thing?

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    Think John Travolta and Saturday Night Fever, hot pants, floppy hats, tie dye, the "me" generation, and watch "That 70's show" a few times. Might get some ideas there. I would try to find some tie dye fabric (maybe in batik type fat quarters) and go on quilterscache for a block you think is appropriate. Good luck, and don't forget to show the finished round. Incidentally, I wouldn't use any solid bright colors that might clash with something else. 70's was more hippy than that. Streakers, blue jeans, etc. I know you said you were busy raising your kids back then, but I plead the 5th as to what I was busy doing. :P

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    I just remember stripes and plaids. Grass green and orangy red.

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    http://www.that70sshow.com/

    Watch a couple of these shows and look at the scenery and clothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    I was a young adult in the 70's and I don't recall any "Look". After the 60's the next several decades were rather bland! Is she referring to the Disco thing?
    You don't remember satin pants, disco dancing, shots of tequila, bell bottoms, huge wide belts, wide shoe heels (some with fish, etc. in them)? You and I have to be about the same age, since I graduated high school in 76. I definitely remember a 70's culture. And the hair. When's the last time you looked at your year book?

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    BTW, the owner also included some fat quarters of materials, greens, brown, oranges, and other assorted prints. Maybe in the morning I will take a pic for further clarification. Thanks ladies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FQ Stash Queen
    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    I was a young adult in the 70's and I don't recall any "Look". After the 60's the next several decades were rather bland! Is she referring to the Disco thing?
    You don't remember satin pants, disco dancing, shots of tequila, bell bottoms, huge wide belts, wide shoe heels (some with fish, etc. in them)? You and I have to be about the same age, since I graduated high school in 76. I definitely remember a 70's culture. And the hair. When's the last time you looked at your year book?
    I remember the 60s quite well...graduated, married, had babies,etc....the 70's were all about the kids!

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    Yellow smiley faces- peace signs - Jackson 5-bell bottoms- KISS-wide head bands - Stack shoes- Bright colors - sorry not anything that would work with sunflowers and those colors

    Good Luck

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    [That's all I remebet too! I was born in 72 and well the plaid stripes and orange lots of orange! Oh avocado green He he!

    quote=Annaquilts]I just remember stripes and plaids. Grass green and orangy red.[/quote]

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    I lived it. I remember checks in medium size, pants made with newspaper print and large one color flower designs. Credence Clearwater Revival, Elton John, and the Vietnam War ending.

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    If you Google 70's fabric, click on images and you will see the type of fabric to use. Good luck!

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    Orange and avocado and gold, as well as brown, were the home decorating colors. Just look back in some photo albums. Kitchen canisters had mushrooms on them.

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    peace signs come to mined.

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    I have some perfect 70's fabric it is really from the 70's it is brown with mushrooms on it the mushrooms are orangees,creams,yellows!I can sacrifice a little if you are interested .

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    I agree, oranges, browns, greens, tans, golds, & large floral prints or plaids. Flower power, smilelies,tie -dyed, paisley, mini skirts. Great music too !
    The 70's show would be a good reference.

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    Mushrooms, avacado green, sunflower yellow were all popular in the 70's. Remember the cannisters and such made out of these? :D:D:D

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    Remember the poster with the large flower. War is not good for flowers and other living things. Kent State, Woodstock , Dylan, Janis Joplin .CSNYoung

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    you could add some crazy quilt blocks of all those colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LastGrandma
    BTW, the owner also included some fat quarters of materials, greens, brown, oranges, and other assorted prints. Maybe in the morning I will take a pic for further clarification. Thanks ladies!
    Here is the picture of the project...

    and these are the fat quarters sent with the Round Robin from the owner...70s look????
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    I have a large box I inherited from my mother full of fabric scraps she saved from the clothes she & I made for me in the 70's. I see lots & lots of colors and a large variety of prints, but sure don't see any large sunflowers like your block. PM me if you want some pics of the fabrics. I'm telling you, these are genuine 70's fabrics! Now if only I could figure out how to use all of them in one quilt!

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    Those are good colors to go with this not sure how 70's it is but the colors are spot on, this is just my take on what I would consider doing.


    Block in block ( frame ) some of the large- med prints with the more solid ones, can also be rectagular,
    *large - med prints meaning in pict bottom right, middle, and top right. for the centers.
    *outer frame, olive green top right, yellow bottom right,middle top green, almost solid yellow right middle.


    Clear as mud lol, I can see it just don't know if written it made any since, Good Luck , yes want to see what was done :)

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    1976 was the Bicentennial -- something patriotic?
    That was also the biggest growth / renewal in interest in the traditional art of patchwork quilts, so how about a sampler row? Samplers were extremely popular in mid-70's -- you could choose several simple blocks the size of your part of the quilt, and alternate them.

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    Yes!
    The FQ's she sent would work fine in a sampler row, and I like the peace sign suggestion as one of the sampler blocks!
    (To make a peace sign pattern draw a circle the size of your block. Draw a vertical line down the center. Draw the two legs either side of the center line so they meet at the circle center and form a right angle with each other. With these lines as the centers, widen the lines to fit the scale of the block.)

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