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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Sep 15 2022 :  7:57:11 PM  Show Profile
Awhile back I posted about a trove of fabrics that I scored, including some unfinished quilts and Dresden plate cut pieces…
Well I finally sewed and ironed them, now to create something with them.






I am confident that some of the fabric might be vintage feed sack…
It will be like putting a jigsaw puzzle together when I go to lay it out, as some fabrics I have multiples while others I only have 1 or 2.
Wish me luck!

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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

5799 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
5799 Posts

Posted - Sep 15 2022 :  8:13:10 PM  Show Profile
Good LuckGrace. It will be fabulous when you are finished.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February 2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple !!


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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Sep 15 2022 :  8:45:47 PM  Show Profile
Debbie, here is the fun part,,
I "google earth" and found the address that was written on the post card that the template was cut from...
The house is still standing and it is in a nice cute little neighborhood,,, The house was built in 1945 and the post card is dated 1947....
I am assuming the person that the card was sent to lived in the house... oh my gosh! that was almost 75 years ago!!! so the post card is 75y/o,, which helps
me with the approximate date of the fabrics...
Now I wonder,, if all the unfinished quilts are from the addressee on the post card... 'Mrs Lillie Scoville,,,
So it's possible the unfinished quilts might be from the 1940'-50's...???

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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

5799 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
5799 Posts

Posted - Sep 15 2022 :  8:57:08 PM  Show Profile
That’s amazing That the quilt pieces had the postcard so you could track down the information. 75 year old fabric! Way to score Grace.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February 2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2022 :  02:55:44 AM  Show Profile
The pieces look beautiful all together. Have fun creating.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2641 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2641 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2022 :  08:01:28 AM  Show Profile
What a neat story! I don't know how you would do it - I've never done the Dresden plate stuff - but I think it would be cute to put a couple of those on an apron skirt.

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

653 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
653 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2022 :  08:10:44 AM  Show Profile
That is such a fun find AND story!!!
My grandma sent me a bunch of unfinished Dresden plates that her aunt had made. I appliqued them to a background square and added a center circle….and finished them into a quilt. It’s one of my favorites.
How many plates did you get?

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1254 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1254 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2022 :  09:42:42 AM  Show Profile
What a treasure Katmom. And the history that goes with it is precious. Was the location on the card in Spokane or nearby? I enlarged the photos and recognized many feedsack prints. And, of course, as we have found out, they were flourishing in the 40's. So it all fits together. Have fun. I'll be anxious to see what you do with this. Happy sewing. . .
hugs,
jean


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking

"When life gives you junk, make a junk journal."
. . . .jean pici
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2022 :  11:02:13 AM  Show Profile
Jean,, the address on the post card is from Burbank California..
Yep, luv all the sweet fabrics..
one thing I noticed about feed sack cloth in general, is that the small to med sized bags had rather small prints’ where as the large bags.. could afford to have larger designs.

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2022 :  11:03:58 AM  Show Profile
Oh Heather, what a great idea! I might have to make a bibbed apron and appliqué the Dresden plate piece on the bib part of the apron!

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2022 :  3:47:52 PM  Show Profile
Debbie K., I laid them out at 14 pc per plate I am 1 short of 6 plates but on the plus side, I just happen to have a few small scra pieces of feed sack that I can cut out the 1 piece I need. Heehee!

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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2454 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2454 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2022 :  5:18:43 PM  Show Profile
How neat, Grace, I love finding vintage post cards, I even save every modern day postcard I receive as well.
One of your beautiful yo yo's would look lovely in the middle of each design, sort of like a flower. Perhaps use them to place on top of a quilt? Or, apron like Heather suggested? So pretty! Have fun!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

712 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
712 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2022 :  6:27:37 PM  Show Profile
Such a great score. I love the idea about adding them to an apron. And using yo-yos for the middles!! Great ideas, girls!! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1974 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1974 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2022 :  6:46:38 PM  Show Profile
You have reminded me that I have some butterfly appliqués that my great grandmother made but never got put into a quilt before she passed. I'll have to go and dig them out and do something with them before yet another generation passes.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2022 :  7:30:33 PM  Show Profile
April,, that is a cute idea,, using a oversized yoyo for the center..

Judith,, for sure...

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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

653 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
653 Posts

Posted - Sep 17 2022 :  08:18:04 AM  Show Profile
You ladies are so creative!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

835 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
835 Posts

Posted - Sep 17 2022 :  12:38:22 PM  Show Profile
Grace, Oh my goodness, those fabrics are fabulous! Can't wait to see the finished product

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Sep 17 2022 :  6:55:54 PM  Show Profile
Ok, sew... this morning, while I was vacuuming my sewing room,, guess what I found under my ironing board???
yep!!! 1 piece/petal from the Dresden plates pre-cut fabric..
I must have dropped it while ironing the pieces,, so I don't have to cut out 1 petal after all... lol!


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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

Edited by - katmom on Sep 17 2022 6:56:15 PM
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5691 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5691 Posts

Posted - Sep 19 2022 :  2:10:29 PM  Show Profile
Grace, you could put each one on a square and hook all the squares together to make a table runner. Or maybe even end table toppers. The apron would be super cute as well.

Krista
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2454 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2454 Posts

Posted - Sep 19 2022 :  7:41:25 PM  Show Profile
Yay!! So happy you found the missing petal! Giggle!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1936 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1936 Posts

Posted - Sep 20 2022 :  05:19:42 AM  Show Profile
Ooh! This is just like one the Elm Creek Quilt books!

Vanessa
Farmgirl Sister #6754
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Sep 20 2022 :  12:14:41 PM  Show Profile
LOL! I swear, I do occasionally clean up my sewing room,,, but... guess what I find on the floor, behind the door this morning??? yep another piece...
Now I am thinking a little Gremlin (aka kitty) may have something to do with the pieces on the floor... Hmmm?

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Sep 20 2022 :  12:16:51 PM  Show Profile
Krista,, I am actually thinking about making a table runner, 1 piece wide and 6 pieces long,, or maybe 2 pieces
wide and 3 pieces long.. I'll have to play around with the size..

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

6017 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
6017 Posts

Posted - Sep 20 2022 :  12:48:27 PM  Show Profile
Grace, these are some awesome old fabrics to work with. I love all the various patterns and interested in what you decide would use them best. Be sure to post your final project so we can see.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5691 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5691 Posts

Posted - Sep 21 2022 :  12:40:39 PM  Show Profile
I can’t wait to see! It’s going to be so pretty.

Krista
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