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Thread: Vintage Quilt Tops & Squares Help Date ??

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    Vintage Quilt Tops & Squares Help Date ??

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    Barbara Bracken's books and you may get an idea. IMHO I would guess somewhere around 1930's to 1950's. These fabrics look to be from that era. Are they hand-stitched or machine-stitched or combination?
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    what a great find. the elephants are darling
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryMo View Post
    Barbara Bracken's books and you may get an idea. IMHO I would guess somewhere around 1930's to 1950's. These fabrics look to be from that era. Are they hand-stitched or machine-stitched or combination?
    All are hand stitched.

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    I recognize some of the fabric in the Dresden blades, my Great Grandmother used some like it in a 1937 quilt she made.

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    Looks like quilts my friends mother made in the late 30's.

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    Looks like 30's fabrics to me. Cute elephant block too!
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    So funny that you look at quilts others have that their grandma made and you find some of the same fabric in quilts your grandmother made. Nice quilts. Love the little elephants.

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    Looks to be around the 1930's to 1940's

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    Have no idea on date but what a great find!

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    I agree with MaryMo. They look like early 50's.

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    I'd say 1930's I see some feed and flour sacks that my Mom had in quilts. Lucky you for your find. I love them.

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    My mother did both the sunbonnet girl and the elephant for me when I was a baby - that was nearly 70 years ago - with similar patterns in her fabric...... not much help I'm afraid, but at least you know the approximate time. Love them all - and my grandmother did a lot of dresden plate quilts during that era also - looks similar to what she used also...
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    Not sure but I have a Sunbonnet Sue quilt I got at an estate sale that the girls look similar to yours. I got it for $10 and am using it on my bed...from what others are telling you I may have to put it on display instead! I also have a complete set of sunbonnet Sue and the boy one (I forgot his name) blocks from the same sale that will make 2 more quilts...

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    I love those little elephants!! How cute they are!!

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    I would say 30's, and at least one is a feedsack

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    I agree with 1930s era. That elephant is so darn cute. A great find.
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    Looks like they were done with flour sack materials from the 1930s.

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    Just terrific, great find and thank you for sharing, look like feed sack fabric maybe 40's or 50's
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    Great find is right!!
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    I would say late 30s. My grandmother had the elephants from that time.
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    all adorable. I think some fabs in the plates, I had in dresses. could have been feed sacks.

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    How wonderful! My guess would be 40's.

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    I think 30's or 40's.

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    Everything is sewww cute!!
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