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Thread: Everything old is new again

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    Everything old is new again

    These are two little wall-sized quilts I made using small vintage blocks. The gold quilt is made with blocs that are supposedly from the 1900's & modern Civil War reproduction fabrics. The blue one is made from blocks from the 1930's & 30's reproduction fabrics. I realize neither is fancy but personally I kind of like simple quilts & I REALLY love vintage & reproduction textiles.

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    I think they are both lovely. Well done!

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    Both quilts are very pretty.
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    Love the first one best.

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    They are both very pretty & I love the colors in both!

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    Very nice! Did you pick up the vintage blocks at an antique store, or did they come from your family?
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    These are both wonderful, special quilts!! I like them both!!

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    Very pretty.

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    They are beautiful!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieFrost View Post
    Very nice! Did you pick up the vintage blocks at an antique store, or did they come from your family?
    Funny you should ask. I bought them from an antique store... to try to "replace" all the vintage family heirloom quilts that I had stolen by the moving company several years ago. I was heartsick! Granted, these (& the other tops I bought but haven't quilted yet) aren't the same as the ones my family made but they are a reminder. NEVER let your precious quilts out of your sight! I learned the hard way!
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    The simplicity is the beauty of these quilts. I too like vintage and reproduction fabrics. So sorry about the loss of your quilts. That must have really hurt.

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    The simplicity is the beauty of these quilts. I too like vintage and reproduction fabrics. So sorry about the loss of your quilts. That must have really hurt.

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    Both are beautiful.
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    I like the old quilt pattens and fabrics. I have a few quilts made by my MIL which was made for warmth not designs. I am toying with the idea of taking a few of them apart and making bigger quilt. She made a lot of smaller cot size. Their beds were rather small compared to today's sizing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSKTLOFR-QUILTER View Post
    I like the old quilt pattens and fabrics. I have a few quilts made by my MIL which was made for warmth not designs. I am toying with the idea of taking a few of them apart and making bigger quilt. She made a lot of smaller cot size. Their beds were rather small compared to today's sizing.
    You should do that! Please post pictures when you do, OK?
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    Thanks for sharing. They are very pretty and well done. Gives me an idea of something to try with some odd sized blocks I have of GGMother's.
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    I too like simple ! love them both. I like making irish chain with just a couple colors and lots of quilting. I love muslin too; some think I'm boring but I love simple. Have moved to thirties and muslin now - some table toppers. Daughters seem to like whatever I give them. They are changing their table toppers with the seasons too. I like to go there and see something I have made in their homes.

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