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Thread: Can someone identify this applique pattern?

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    Can someone identify this applique pattern?

    The quilt blocks were started by my GGM, worked on by my GM and now I have loads of unfinished pieces that I'm going to complete for more blocks so that I can make a total of three 5-generation quilts for my two daughters and my nephew. I've tried to find the name of them. They're not like the Sunbonnet Sue that I've seen and someone told me that it's just called Flower Girl but I can't find any pictures of finished quilts with applique squares that are even remotely similar to this. I want the completed quilts to be authentic to the period of when they were started, probably back in the mid to late 1800's. Any help or direction of where to look will be greatly appreciated. Also, if you know of any pictures, please let me know. I'm not even sure of what you put between these types of blocks.
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    wish i knew the name of it... what a treasure to have!
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    Sorry, I can not help with the name but I would scan the block into the computer. Then I would print it out and trace the pattern onto another piece of paper. Then you have a pattern to follow!!
    Hope this helps!!

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    Looks like a variation on sunbonnet sue

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    It looks like a combo of Sunbonnet Sue and Crinoline lady to me.

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    No clue here, very cute. You could sash them together 2 - 2-1/2" strips. You are so lucky to get them.
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    I've seen this design named both Sunbonnet Sue and Flower Girl. In the Quilt Index, there are 3 quilts made with your design. http://www.quiltindex.org/search.php

    For the 3 quilts, fill in the Quiltmaker and Date boxes with the following:
    Turley 1930
    Hooper 1940
    Eddy 1930

    Also, do a Pattern Search on Sunbonnet Sue. I'll think you'll be delighted with all the sashing and non-sashing possibilities. Quilters then were just as creative as quilters now. Hopefully, you'll discover the perfect solution for your blocks.

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    Wow! Thanks KarenK for the link to the quilt index. What a great site. The Turley 1930 and Eddy 1930 are this same pattern as mine. I liked the Turley version where the backing for the applique and the other plain blocks look like the same fabric and is just quilted in a crosshatch grid. My oldest daughter wants the only color on her quilt to be the color in the dresses/hats. I was afraid it would look kind of bland but the Turley quilt is beautiful. Now if I can just find muslin the same color as what I already have in the blocks that were already made. Thanks for your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstock View Post
    Sorry, I can not help with the name but I would scan the block into the computer. Then I would print it out and trace the pattern onto another piece of paper. Then you have a pattern to follow!!
    Hope this helps!!
    I definitely need to remake my pattern. The one that was found with the blocks was just hanging together by a thread from use.

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    Happened upon this on the Craftsy web site: http://www.craftsy.com/project/view/...ies-quilt/4268

    Sending you PM.

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    the fabric dress of the block you show is a 30's fabric- not an 1800's fabric- 30's fabrics are quite popular & easy to find- try a search of sunbonnet sue embroidery blocks instead of trying to find quilt blocks- it looks as if someone was creative & added applique to embroidery blocks. i've seen these (girls) in many embroidery books/patterns
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    I have seen this called "Little English Ladies". I am posting two pictures. The first is from a quilt show; the second is my work in progress where I am trying to decide if the setting(?) block overwhelms the little ladies. My pattern came from a Marti Michell book about scrap quilts.
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    Can't help with pattern design, but what treasures to have!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenK View Post
    Happened upon this on the Craftsy web site: http://www.craftsy.com/project/view/...ies-quilt/4268

    Sending you PM.
    That's it! The embroidery on it is more than was on my original completed blocks that I found but it enhances the design. I may try some of the details on a few of the blocks to see how it will fit with the others. Thanks for sending this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    the fabric dress of the block you show is a 30's fabric- not an 1800's fabric- 30's fabrics are quite popular & easy to find- try a search of sunbonnet sue embroidery blocks instead of trying to find quilt blocks- it looks as if someone was creative & added applique to embroidery blocks. i've seen these (girls) in many embroidery books/patterns
    There's a few of the blocks that were finished that the fabrics are not exactly decayed but I'm wondering if it would be a good idea to include them in a finished quilt. I figured those might have been from the late 1800's or maybe my grandmother just didn't have them in a very protected environment to cause the breakdown of the fabric. Now that I think about it, my greatgrandmother passed away when I was 5 or 6 and that was in the late 50's so you're probably right. If she was the originator of what I inherited she was probably quilting when she was in her late 60's into her 70's. She was 98 when she passed. Anyway, I'm glad I found the blocks and can't wait to put them together for my children and grandchildren. I'll be doing some research today for the embroidery blocks. Thanks for your information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sue z q View Post
    I have seen this called "Little English Ladies". I am posting two pictures. The first is from a quilt show; the second is my work in progress where I am trying to decide if the setting(?) block overwhelms the little ladies. My pattern came from a Marti Michell book about scrap quilts.
    I love the lavender block design creating the division between the ladies. That would fit what my oldest daughter said she would like. I had several dress colors to choose from but she only picked out pinks and greens so she wanted something that would blend with them. I can see if there is a common color in both prints and just add one more color to complete it. Love the embroidered flowers on your blocks. I like the solid color bonnets, too. All of mine have been cut out where the bonnet and dress are of the same fabric. Guess I'll complete them the way they started them out. Thanks for posting these.

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    It is adorable! How precious to be able to have 5 generations of quilting!!!
    What a treasure!

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