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November 3, 2021
Cigar Ribbons and Antique Block Challenge from Humble Quilts

The quilt below was in the Latimer Textile booth. I must not have been super impressed with the entire quilt because I don't have a photo! 

Only close-ups of these cool ribbons! From what I've read 1875-1911 was the cigar ribbon popularity years. 
I find them so fascinating!

How are you all coming on your block challenge?
Marian shared the start of hers on the facebook group and someone wanted to see my blocks. 
They are on my design wall waiting for inspiration!

How about yours?
If you have no clue what I'm referring to check this ...

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August 13, 2021
Fun on Friday! from Humble Quilts

Dotti, I saved the claret strips for you but they are still sitting here. Do you still want them?

Everyone who has asked and paid for a block has a block in the mail to them. This turned out to be an international swap! Whoop! Whoop! Canada, Australia, Germany and France all will be participating. I hope the blocks arrive in a reasonable amount of time. 

It's not too late if you would like an antique block from me. Check it out HERE for more info. 

I had this lovely comment left on an older post about wool applique ...

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August 4, 2021
2021 Antique Block Challenge from Humble Quilts

 What a great response to the challenge! Thank you all! 

PS Claret strips are gone1 Thx!

Here are the "rules" 

  • Challenge will be completed by May 30.2022 (before we get summertime busy)
  • Make it any size you want. We will not be exchanging quilts.
  • Please take a photo of your block prior to making your challenge. It will be fun to see the block and challenge quilt side by side.
  • Feel free to slice, dice, deconstruct your block. 
  • It can be pieced or appliqued, or both!

If you want an antique block, please send $5 with your mailing address ...

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August 2, 2021
Pillowcase Dresses and Block Challenge from Humble Quilts

Delleen offered to make a few dresses from the fabric that was donated and these cuties arrived! I wish you could see the sweet pockets on them! Thank you so much Delleen!

Thank you all for your interest in the antique block challenge! If you had an email associated with your comment I've written you back.
Manuelle from France, please email me at

Here's a little more info:

If you want an antique block, please send $5 with your mailing address and I'll get the block in the mail! Thank you! If you are ...

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July 30, 2021
Antique Block Challenge 2021? Are You In? from Humble Quilts

 If you've been around for very long you know I did a challenge using an antique quilt block. Started in 2019 with 1 year to complete it. 

You could use it whole, take out pieces, cut it, slice it, whatever! I was wondering if anyone would be interested in another challenge like that? 

Here is my little quilt from last year.
You can see others HERE. There was so much creativity!

While I've been on the hunt for some missing string blocks I came across these antique blocks in my sewing room. I would offer you a block ...

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November 30, 2020
Multifarious Monday from Humble Quilts

I'm going to start this post with one more challenge quilt. 

Here is Sandra's description. (the bow tie top center was the block she got in Houston from me)

I just finished the top I designed after you let me choose an antique block when I was at the Houston quilt show with my mom last year. I just have to figure out the border now.

For the fabrics, I decided to go with the inspirations I got at the show. I picked up some wonderful vintage fabrics from a stall at the show, and I just loved ...

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November 27, 2020
2020 Antique Block Challenge Part 2 from Humble Quilts

Connie R was part of our Houston challenge but cannot find her block. I know she is the queen of quilt re-do and renews and asked her to send me a few of her do-overs. 
These huge Dresden blocks were appliqued onto black double  knit when she found it. It looks like classic 30's to me now!

The blocks were all "volcanoed" when she found them. She took them completely apart, recut them and set them with gingham sashing. The fan quilting is a great touch. 

This was a completed top that was ragged on the edges, torn seams ...

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November 25, 2020
2020 Antique Block Challenge from Humble Quilts

Here are the quilts from the challenge I put out last year in Houston and then recently to any reader of Humble Quilts. We started with a vintage block and created from there. 
I'm calling mine Licorice Allsorts, since the pink and black reminded me of that candy.  I shared a sneak peak of the zig zag border. I use this border treatment a lot. It looks more complicated than it is. 
Next up in Lizzy's  Here's the link to her blog post sharing more about her challenge quilt- HERE

Here's her pretty split backing.

Next ...

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November 20, 2020
Fun on A Friday! from Humble Quilts

Happy Friday Friends!

Here's a sneak peak at a vintage quilt purchase! Oh my goodness, it is darling as can be! Who doesn't love polka dots??!! More to come.

Here's my instagram from the last several weeks. 

A couple things:

I'm in charge of the Angel Tree program this year and we had a whopping 62 kids. In ONE Sunday, with less people attending (more watching from home these days) and a few texts on Monday all names were spoken for. With our "freeze" the next 2 weeks our church will not be meeting, so I ...

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