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Thread: 1930's repro quilt ITS FLASHY! Butterflies, dresdans and more!

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    Super Member Lynnejean's Avatar
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    1930's repro quilt ITS FLASHY! Butterflies, dresdans and more!

    I grew up sleeping under a darling quilt with umbrella ladies in southern belle dresses that my Grandmother made. I remember tracing the pretty embroidery work with my fingers as a small child and thinking that I wanted to be one of those pretty ladies when I grew up. That quilt was washed to death and was finally thrown away by my mother. I was heart broken as I wanted atleast a piece of that quilt.
    Sooooo I decided to make a reproduction 30's quilt in honor of my grandmother. I spent the better part of two years gathering up fabrics. Finally I decided to start but I had no real pattern in mind except that I wanted all my favorite blocks in it. Southren belles was the first order of business and I found the darling girls at the oregan patchworks embroidery site. I don't remember the name of the designer but you should be able to use the search for " bonnet girls" and find it. Then on to dresdan plates with embroidery in the center and dresdan butterflies was somewhat my own design. Anyway to make a long story short I worked until I have my 30's quilt with all my favorite things in it. I love it!!! Its on my kingsize bed right now and I slept under it for the first time last night. It was dreamy good!!! I hope that you enjoy it also!!!
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    Sew crisp and beautiful
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    Love Love Love it !!
    another spin is the machine embroidery in the center of the dresden plates ! So happy you have it to keep you warm. I too love the 30's and all those old patterns !

    Happy quilting !

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    WOW, it's amazing, I love it. You did such a great job on it. My favorites, 30's and all your blocks I love as well. Thanks so much for sharing.
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    Just spectacular! I'm in love with those butterflies!
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    Absolutely gorgeous, I love everything about it. You did a wonderful job on it.
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    Wonderful!! Great designs!

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    I just love it!! Beautiful work...thank you for sharing!
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    Super super job! I love it so bright and cheerful. You did real good!

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    oh my goodness! Your grandmother would be very proud of you! Such a wonderful tribute! I know it will warm you in many ways for many nights.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Absolutely Beautiful! I inspire to make something like that!

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    nicely done!
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    Beautiful quilt! you did a fantastic job on it, you should be pleased. Glad it turned out so well for you.

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    Beautiful quilt, your work is awesome, do appreciate your sharing.

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    Good for you!! What a wonderful story and a nice memory for you. Your design is marvelous and the colors, fabric, etc. just beautiful. You did good, girl!! Many happy dreams under your masterpiece.
    Blessings of love~~~~

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    That is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I love it.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Oh My ! What a beautiful quilt. I am so in love with the 30's prints and all the designs. I wish you many good nights sleep under this fabulous quilt. You did such a beautiful job designing and making this quilt. Love those girls. Love all of it.

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    Wonderful all around! I like it-so much! Those ladies always stand out to me and I will make the blocks some day!!
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    What a beautiful quilt. Use is well.

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    Love it thank you for sharing
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    Just Stunning!!
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    just beautiful love the butterflies!!!
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    Absolutely stunning!! I just love 30's fabrics and yours are beautiful!!
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    You done your Gramma proud. That is truely a labor or love, and such an honor to her memory. The colors are just perfect.
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