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PostSubject: Hobo Quilt   Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:11 pm

Would anyone be interested in making a history quilt?  6 1/2 in unfinished blocks.
Let me know.  If people are interested we can figure out details then.

Book: Hobo quilts by Debr G Henninger

Polska - June ANYTHING GOES PG 17 & BREAD PG 39

Golo - July Riding the Rails  and Mullican Stew  (doing both) page 15 & 23

Redwork- Aug ok and housewife feeds for chores  

Mema4 - Sept Numbers 140 and 144    also, working on Riding the Rails

Calico_Chris = October Pg. 126, Sit Down Feed (note corrections -The four white squares should be cut to 2", not 1 3⁄4"), Page 108 Kind Hearted Lady

Redmadder =November  Page 85 Go This Way  and Page 125 Road Spoiled - Full of Hobos

Breezpine - December  page 89 good for a handout and page113 no one home

Golo - January  page 115 officer lives here  and page 119 poorman

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February:
Page 123 Rich People
Page 147 Work Available

Bad Drinking Water
page 22
First red rectangle should measure 1 1⁄2" × 61⁄2", not 1 1⁄4" × 6 1⁄2"
Black rectangle should measure 3⁄4" × 1 1⁄2", not 7⁄8" × 1 1⁄2"

Dangerous Drinking Water
page 56
Second red piece should be a 11⁄2" square, not a 2" × 1 1⁄2" rectangle
Third red piece should be 3⁄4" × 1 1⁄2", not 1" × 1 1⁄2"
First white piece should be 2" × 1 1⁄2", not 1 1⁄2" × 1"
Third white piece should be 7⁄8" × 1", not 1 × 1 1⁄2"

Housewife Feeds for Chores
page 100
First white piece should be 1 1⁄2" × 6 1⁄2", not 1" × 6 1⁄2"

No One Home
page 112
Piece C should be 1" × 5", not 1" × 4"
Piece I should be 1 1⁄2" × 3", not 1 1⁄2" × 2 1⁄2"

Poor Man
page 118
You should cut twelve 1 7⁄8" dark and light triangles instead of 8.

Sit-Down Feed
page 128
The four white squares should be cut to 2", not 1 3⁄4"

Ridin’ the Rails Engine Block
page 162
Piece 2B should be 6" × 3 1⁄2", not 5" × 3 1⁄2"


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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:17 pm

That sounds like fun count me in. always like te Hobo quilt blocks
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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:02 pm

My friend has that book and it would be a great quilt to work on..I have already filled my pallet till at least July but will watch with great anticipation what you all come up with
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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:28 pm

Me too. I am committed to too much to take on anything else but would be interested to see them done .
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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:50 pm

I would like in on this... just looked at her book.. very interesting blocks... Will you be doing this like a BOM... we do our own blocks...

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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:34 am

Hello
I do not know what the quilt hobo, photo? Undesided
Greetings from Spain
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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:02 am

check out the book on Amazon... you can page thru it... it will show you some of the block patterns..

http://www.amazon.com/Hobo-Quilts-Original-Blocks-Language/dp/1440204128

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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:47 pm

I will be interested in seeing what you do with this and what the "secret language" is. Is this any more factual than the UGG fantasy?
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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:21 pm

They certainly did use symbols Marynel Whether they used all that are shown in the book I wouldn't know but use them they did . They used similar things here but simpler . A stone on the gatepost meant go in , there was hope of something. One left at the bottom of the gate meant don't bother . My father tramped the roads during the depression as his parents put him out of home ......no job, no money , no live here . We didn't have the rail system that you have there so no riding the rails here . It was all shanks pony. Here they weren't called Hobo's they were called Swagmen
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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:24 pm

Golo: I was thinking of assigning a block to each person, make how many ever is in the swap.

If its a BOM, I tend not to complete mine..lol bad girl
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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:17 am

If everyone wants we could just wait on this and do it as a BOM.
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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:01 am

I've heard of these symbols, and saw a documentary on TV. Intesting quilt.

http://wonderandthewoodenpost.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/hobo_signs1.png

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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:11 am

I have read that there were symbols used. I just wasn't sure if the ones in the quilt were real.
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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:20 am

I ordered the book.. can hardly wait to get it...

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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:15 pm

Ok, Do you want to do it as a BOM? or Swap?
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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:16 pm

Who is all interested... I would like to do it as a BOM...

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:34 pm

Polska, I would be interested as well, but June or July sounds better for me as a start date.
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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:55 pm

Only 4 of us. We can do it as a BOM.
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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:01 pm

June sounds good to start and maybe do a couple of blocks a month... Give everyone till June to sign up we might get more interested....

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:35 am

QM the book gives a pretty good history on each of the blocks and what their meanings are I think it is true to the day...my friend has it and I was able to leaf through it but it was about a year ago. I can remember I was quite impressed.

quiltermarynel wrote:
I have read that there were symbols used. I just wasn't sure if the ones in the quilt were real.
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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:14 pm

I am easy. June to sign up. 2 blocks a month. bubble bath
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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:25 pm

:readingsmilie:


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PostSubject: Hobo Quilt   Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:40 pm

Want to do a BOM using Book: Hobo quilts by Debr G Henninger

Blocks are 6 1/2 unfinished, a total of 55 blocks are in the book, you do not have to do them all. I can either pick two blocks per month or if you would like we can each pick two blocks.
Let me know your thoughts.

Undesided

We have:

Polska - June ANYTHING GOES PG 17 & BREAD PG 39

Golo - Riding the Rails
Jill
Redwork
Mema4 - Riding the Rails
Ashlawnfarms
Calico_Chris
Redmadder


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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:55 pm

I am definitely in on this one.... got my book... the blocks certainly look easy and quick to do...

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

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PostSubject: Re: Hobo Quilt   Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:58 pm

I love the book. And yes blocks are easy. I thought it would be fun to do. Learn history at the same time.
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