Friday, June 22, 2007

Box of Treasures

Not only do I have my own UFOs but I have picked up other UFOs through the years. I think most of these came from the same gal, but I can't be sure. Last year I went to a trunk show by Darlene Zimmerman who showed several quilts that she had finished from vintage blocks. I was inspired to dig mine out and finish a quilt.


The vintage fabrics are just wonderful. I have 63 of these fan shapes, all hand pieced. I am really not sure how to finish them.


There are 20 of these dresden plates. some have the outter edge basted and only one has the center. I have a ton of the 9 patches and I think this is the first set of vintage squared I will tackle. I invision them done with alternating minty green solid squares. Sounds like I need to go shopping.

Here is another pieced block included in the stack of vintage work. Not sure where she was going with this one. I do have several of the patterns as well as some articles the previous owner was using, maybe I will find a clue.
This the the box that everything was stacked upon. It has some newspaper clippings from 1979 from the Adair County Free Press in Greenfield, Iowa. There were several templates, including one for the fans and for the nine patches. There is also a lsit of Kansas City Star patterns, some cut diamonds and some block patters. And a pieced block that looks like a variation on Churn Dash.
I think this fish block could be great...

An applique pattern that was in the box...


6 comments:

Maddie Can Fly said...

Lucky you to have such great vintage blocks. Can you imagine piecing all those little triangles in the circle block? There's lots of pages on line that will help you with the fans and dresden plates.

Vicki W said...

You have some great treasures! I really like that block in the 4th picture!

Helen in the UK said...

What a fantastic collection of vintage blocks - particularly like the fans and the dresden plates. Congrats on your new (to you) machine. Take time to get to know it and enjoy :)

Allison Ann Aller said...

I have a few sets of old blocks too...not as spectacular as yours...but I've been waiting for years to put them together.
I'll be interested to see how you work with yours.

Mary lin said...

Beautiful colors. It is going to be a fabulous quilt.

Barbara said...

a lot of UFO' ! I also have many, many UFO's:)))))