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Thread: A rescue...sort of (pardon my photography)

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    Junior Member makakehau's Avatar
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    I bought this quilt top, sight unseen, from a friend of a friend's family member (3 times removed). I know little about it other than it was part of a lot she bought at a garage sale. I paid 15.00 for it and it was presented to me wadded up in the bottom of a garbage bag.
    It is rough, but hopefully with a few repairs it can go on to be what someone once dreamed it would be. A quilt.
    Does anyone have any ideas about it's approximate age from looking at the fabric used? Does this pattern have a name?

    Thanks for looking.
    Lori
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    What a beautiful treasure you have :D:D:D

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    Very nice. I don't know the name of the pattern, but those fabrics definately are 30's to 40's, mostly dress prints, I believe. You got a good deal!! :-) I love old quilt tops, and I have a few stashed around my house!! :-)

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    Looks like you will have a wonderful time restoring this quilt top. Looks like maybe 40's material as my mom had some of the gray and white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Very nice. I don't know the name of the pattern, but those fabrics definately are 30's to 40's, mostly dress prints, I believe. You got a good deal!! :-)
    what she said. late 30's early 40's. i love that seersucker in there. somebody's summer dress. what size is it? (the quilt - not the dress LOL!)

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    Wow, what a find. 30's for sure.

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    I'd say you got a deal ..not sure of the name... Don't wash it till you get it done Beautiful

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    It is roughly 72 x 84 inches.

    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Very nice. I don't know the name of the pattern, but those fabrics definately are 30's to 40's, mostly dress prints, I believe. You got a good deal!! :-)
    what she said. late 30's early 40's. i love that seersucker in there. somebody's summer dress. what size is it? (the quilt - not the dress LOL!)

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    Very nice. I have one I salvaged from a Great-Grandmother. I need to repair a couple of squares but it will be nice when I get it done. It is all hand pieced. I also found four dresses from either 30's or 40's that after washing i can use for quilts. Two had the store tag still on them.

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    I'd say 50s

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    Lovely old quilt. As far as pattern, it's really just squares with sashing and cornerstones. Most of the squares are placed so that 4 of the same fabrics are together, but not all. Maybe there's another name for it. It's very attractive.

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    Dont know the pattern or any info but its beautiful. Good for you.

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    It's surprisingly attractive, I can't figure out why I don't hate it... colors are all over the place... usually not my favorite ... but I love it! It is beautiful!

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    I love it, it's so scrappy looking.

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    It almost looks like dish towels (the fabric that is). I think you can make this very nice with little effort.

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    Hi, I found a similar pattern in the magazine of February 2011 Issue108 of Home and Gardens American Patchwork and Quilting page 44, they call it “Time and Again”, however this one has a 4 patch unit and a 9 patch unit to it. See if this might help you Id your beautiful quilt top.

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    Beautiful. Don't know the name of the pattern, but you should just give it a name...like Dreams Come Ture!

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    Congratulations on this find! Looks like a lot of hand work and wonderful fabrics. No idea of the date but I'm jealous. What a beautiful colorful quilt this will be! Thanks you for showing it.

    Blessings, Ruth

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    Well, you know at some time someone had put alot of time and love into it....

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    What a neat find! Looks like a lot of time was put into that top by loving hands...

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    I like it!!

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    thats a great quilt for 15.00

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    very nice

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