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Thread: RedWhiteBlue hand pieced top?

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    Senior Member debs's Avatar
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    This we found in my Brother in law's home while cleaning it out after his death.
    I believe my MIL hand pieced it, but don't know for sure.
    Any way, I have no clue as to this having a pattern name.
    The triangle pieces look to have been done earlier with an off white fabric & most of the blue white border was added, mostly hand pieced, later.
    I would like to finish it, but asking for suggestions for a border/borders, maybe a miniprint with the 3 colors, maybe stars.
    What do you all think?
    Also I want to have it long armed, so will be looking for someone to do that for me. What range of price and I looking at?
    It is @48x70 inches

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    That is very pretty.

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    That is very pretty.

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    I believe the pattern is Ocean Waves. I always prefer handquilting on vintage tops to keep the "vintage" look.

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    Hand pieced? Don't you think it deserves hand quilted too?

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    I don't have a suggestion for a border, but I see a flag wave pattern for the quilting. Very pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Hand pieced? Don't you think it deserves hand quilted too?
    oh yes hand quilt keeping with the hand piecing. I'm sure someone here would be willing

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    Ocean waves. I have been wanting to make this pattern FOREVER, but was afraid to try all those triangles. What a great find! Too bad your BIL never had it quilted and enjoyed it; a lot of work went into this.

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    Lovely top! Please show pics when it is quilted!

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    The Red White triangles are called Ocean Waves; and it is definitely worth your time completing. You might want to soak it (no twisting, no squeezing, no harsh detergents) to test it for color stability, to remove any odors, and to freshen it up before you change anything.

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    I concur the center portion is Ocean Waves. Regarding a border, I don't think a print is in order. The quilt is all done in solids and it would continue nicely with a solid border as well or pieced border done in the R W &B solids. It is a beautiful quilt.

    Maybe a sawtooth border done in red and off white to match the center would look nice. Or simply a thin border of red followed by white and blue. I think it will need some auditioning. Honestly, I feel it looks pretty good as is right now with no additional borders.

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    That is beautiful. What a lucky find.

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    I'm not seeing the print border either. I think I would just add a small white border & bind it in a small red and white print & use the print on the back too.

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    It's beautiful. So happy to hear you wish to finish it.
    Good luck'
    Kat

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