Thursday, May 13, 2010

Playing with 30's Prints { Modern Bear Paw }

I've recently acquired a bunch of 30's scrap pieces from my grandmother and have been playing around with them. She loves 30's prints and has been collecting them for years. I think she had memberships a long time ago in the 30's fabric of the month clubs.

The design is a modern bear paw block. The center blocks are the same blocks I just used plain white corners and added a print to the other. Lots of tiny pieces and small stitches with the machine.

Some of the fabric is authentic, some is feedsack, other is repro.



This second group of blocks are the same, I've just paired the fabrics with light blue fabric. I really like the looks of these blocks.




I'm making one mini for a swap partner and one to keep. There's lots more fabric to use up!

All these points are scary, but I have a tip on how to match them. Small blocks can be killer. Lots of pins and a water sol pen.... I'll blog about it.

19 comments:

  1. Ryan, I love that look! You do amazing work!

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  2. Wow these look great! Love the 30's fabrics. They are bright and cheerful!

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  3. I really like the blue background :)

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  4. That's an amazing collection of prints. The blocks look great!

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  5. Wow! These are beautiful. Love the bright colors. Sure does give a modern look to a traditional pattern. Amazing.

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  6. wow, I too am a collector of 1930's prints and have made three large quilts using them and my dream is to make a DWR quilt soon.
    Love the blocks they are fantastic and one lucky swap partner.

    cheers
    Christine

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  7. Like your blocks your swap partner should be very happy.

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  8. Bear Paws are one of my favorite blocks! I love the modern take with the piecing and the vintage fabrics.

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  9. The Bears Paw is one of my favorite blocks also but I have never made one yet...I like the one with the white backround! Beautiful..

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  10. Beautiful blocks with fabulous fabrics! I'm really looking forward to the tutorial blog - I really need help with matching those tiny points!! Can't wait!!

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  11. Wow those are neat! Can't wait to see your tip on how to sew all those points so well. And can't wait to see them quilted!

    You are so lucky to have some original 30's fabrics! They are my fave!

    Sandy A

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  12. Bear Paws are one of my favorite blocks and your are just super!

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  13. I love 30's fabric and you have done an awesome job of bringing these up to date!

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  14. Those are really nice! I love the variation you did with the white on the centers blocks in your first set of bear paws. That adds a big WOW factor! Nice job!

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  15. I really like these blocks! I bet that it was exciting getting some gorgeous fabric from your grandma's stash. Very cool.

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  16. Absolutely beautiful! 30s are some of my favorites. This is just a cute quilt!

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  17. Such a beautiful collection. Great work! Can't wait to see more.

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