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Vintage Stripes and Plaids


As I've worked at copying an old quilt the most difficult fabric to find was suitable stripes and plaids.
This block had 3 plaids and one stripe.  I was only able to find 3 plaids so they all had to go into my reproduction whether I liked them or not.


I consider myself lucky to have found the stripe fabric that I did - it was from a collection of Christmas fabrics.  




I love this tan stripe with the leaves.  Of course, I couldn't find anything like it.  Wouldn't that be a great fabric in lots of different colorways?  


My modern block is boring in comparison.




Here's a Monkey Wrench block with different white and brown stripes.  I looked through the prior posts and didn't find it.  So, maybe I missed it.  I hope I didn't miss others.


I couldn't find any pictures of it and it's overcast and raining so all you get is a blurry photo.  I had to use the Christmas stripes again and have a passable brown stripe.  Still, I think the modern block isn't as exciting as the vintage one.








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