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August 11, 2021
Monthly Sampler from Humble Quilts

My sampler arrived from Two Thimbles! WOW! Love these "Repro Reds" by Cheryl  Johnson.

I've continued to take the old quilt apart and love seeing the blocks up close and personal! 

I love that tiniest little zigzag print!

Some of you have received blocks from this quilt top that has seen better days. 
I think the maker would be thrilled to know we are honoring her humble quilt and using the fabric she chose to put in this quilt top. I know I'm thrilled with these blocks! I hope you are too!

I mentioned adventures last Friday; Wow ...

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May 10, 2021
Circular Designs in Quilts from Humble Quilts

I've always admired circular designs in quilts. 

I admire them even when they aren't very circular!! I believe this quilt I saw at the High Desert Museum years ago. 

This is a block from a quilt my friend Claire purchased in Sisters. 

This is a close up of a quilt owned by Mary Koval displayed at the Houston show.  That black flower center looks very similar to my hand applique. 

This is a block from a quilt owned by Linda, Quilts in The Barn, from Australia. I got a sneak peak in a Houston hotel room before her ...

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March 8, 2021
Old Maid's Puzzle Blocks from Humble Quilts

I have 36 of these amazing blocks! Only a couple were crispy. I washed them gently in the sink with orvis and laid them flat to dry. They were pretty much the same as before washing. I ironed them and put them on the design wall. It was so great to admire each one up close and personal. 
I took a photo of the more unusual or fun prints.  This brown almost looks like decorator fabric. 

Windmills.... lol

That is a seam in the center square not a fold like it looks like at first glance. 


There was a ...

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March 5, 2021
Friday Frolic! from Humble Quilts

A friend sent me a box of precious blocks! These are just a handful of terrific fabric with madder. All of the blocks are pretty crispy. Any thoughts about washing? Or just piece them together as is? I didn't iron them but they look pretty accurate despite my photo!

I'm continuing lectures that had to be rescheduled from last year. 

It isn't as good as real life, but it is so nice that it is possible to stay connected to quilters!

This is what we call false spring. Just a tease. The hill we were climbing was ...

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November 6, 2020
This and That on A Friday from Humble Quilts

This and that on my design wall. I'm prepping some options for the string quilt class. I think the settings are endless!
 I finished my antique block quilt challenge! Whoop! Whoop! It is small, but everything else is unusual for me.  We will share our challenge quilt on November 25th. I'm looking forward to seeing them!
A bit of Instagram this week. 
And Elsa making herself comfy when nobody was looking!! She's looking at me like, "Oh Hi! What did you turn the light on for?" LOL


And so I had this crazy thought that Tuesday would ...

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October 14, 2020
Antique Block Challenge from Humble Quilts

Last year at the Houston Quilt show I challenged a few blog readers to an antique block challenge. 

It was this: The antique blocks are an optional challenge- make a quilt with it, cut it up, undo the seams, keep it whole, make a little quilt, big quilt, potholder, label, etc........ And you have a year to complete it. 

Well, this is my reminder if you wanted to play that a year is closing in! The deadline will be American Thanksgiving, November 26th. 

                               Connie, Jan, Sandy, me, Ann, Kevin and Tea and their blocks. 

And- Christopher, Cecile, Janet. (Christopher was ...

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