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1930's repro quilt Its Flashy! Butterflies, dresdans and more!

1930's repro quilt Its Flashy! Butterflies, dresdans and more!

Old 03-12-2012, 09:32 AM
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Default 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!!!
Happy quilting,
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:45 AM
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Sew crisp and beautiful
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:49 AM
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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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Old 03-12-2012, 10:01 AM
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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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Old 03-12-2012, 10:32 AM
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Beautiful quilt!
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