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Thread: Estate Sale find

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    I was on my way to get my Daddy to go to the Dallas Quilt show a week or so ago and saw a sign for an Estate Sale. I debated about stopping because I couldn't wait to get to the show. But boy am I glad that I did stop. There was a nice guy that stated the lady that had passed away was a quilter, and I am guessing it was her son, said she did every thing by hand. I found a few small bags of fabric and large bag of patterns. I still have to go through it all and figure out some of the patterns, but I am loving this one panel. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, but I will most definatly use it in a quilt. I got all of it for $9.50. Could not believe it!
    Anyone have ideas for a quilt pattern for these panels?
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    What a lucky find, no idea what you could do but they are very sweet.

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    those pannels are so special. I'd love to find something like that. congrats!

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    I would try and make blocks like they are in the quilt on the panel, and put them around the panel to get it as big as you want it. Just an idea, I don't know how big the panels are. But they sure are pretty.

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    Those pictures are wonderful, how big are they.

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    very nice find. the panels are beautiful almost tell a story. Nice find :)

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    Awesome find... I would look on line and see if you can google some old fashion quilts that could have those prints in them... I would defiantly want to use them in something of their period. Great find.

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    Lucky you, the panels are fantastic, makes me want to paint them with thread(not that I would know how to,just looks like it would be fun to try)

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    I just love those panels! What a great find. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by greensleeves
    Those pictures are wonderful, how big are they.
    They are 8" wide and 8 1/2" high and there are 6 different pictures, but I have them all twice. On the selvege it has "V.I.P. screen print Cranston Print Works Company. I may have to google Cranston Print Work and see what they have and when these were made. Thanks for the idea of that.

    Bobbi

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    Really love those panels!! You have to do something to keep them all together! What size are they. They would be perfect for decorating in your sewing room if you have wall space to do it. So glad you stopped at that sale!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsapquilter
    Really love those panels!! You have to do something to keep them all together! What size are they. They would be perfect for decorating in your sewing room if you have wall space to do it. So glad you stopped at that sale!!
    I should have read all the posts before I posted...They are small enough you can put them in one quilt. That is great. Like someone said...try to make blocks to match what they show in the pictures of the quilts. How neat that would be!

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    Wonderful panels! They are so pleasing to look at. I would work them into a red, black & white quilt.

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    lucky lady enjoy --the panels are very tasty!

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    How pretty they are...I would do as previously suggested and copy some blocks from the quilts in the pictures or maybe as it is old world, just an assortment of traditional blocks. You could stick with the black/white/cream theme or maybe use a touch of colour on the surrounding blocks. Lovely find...I am sure she would be pleased they went to a suitable home.

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    I love your panels!! You could even just frame them and hang them up if no brilliant ideas come to you.

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    Awwww, the panels are lovely. Congrats on your great find, Im sure the lady would be glad they have gone to a fellow quilter.

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    That is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sak658
    I would try and make blocks like they are in the quilt on the panel, and put them around the panel to get it as big as you want it. Just an idea, I don't know how big the panels are. But they sure are pretty.
    so unique and beautiful

    I would say the same thing as sak658
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    put one block right in the center of a quilt and piece a quilt inspired by the one "centered" block
    which means making ... 6 different quilts or may be 6 different sections of one larger quilt...

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    i would do it all in white and black. very nice find

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    Great find!

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    Lucky girl!! I'd give my eye teeth to find something like that.

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    I agree with rearick, looks like story panels to me. Very neat and sure going to make a unique quilt for you. Make sure you play around with them real good before hooking them together, get the best arrangement you can come up with. Lot of good suggestions here.

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    Wow, you really got lucky with this find!

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    Kewl find!

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