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November 22, 2021
Wee Little Quilt from Humble Quilts

This little quilt used to be a much  bigger quilt, but as quilts do, they wear out and get loved to pieces. So it was made into this little dolly quilt. 

Each patch measures a little less than an inch. It's likely that it was to finish at 1" but has shrunk over time. Love the bits of cheddar. 

And that black!!


 
Our weather has been cold, but look how pretty this day was! I hope you saw my video on Instagram. You could see so many mountains that I'm surrounded by. 

As I prepare to host Thanksgiving ...

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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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October 28, 2021
Antique Double Wedding Ring Quilt from A Quilting Life

Antique Double Wedding Ring Quilt featured by Top US Quilt Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello, friends, and happy Thursday! I’m super excited to share a new-to-me Antique Double Wedding Ring Quilt I was able to purchase from an estate sale last summer. I don’t typically purchase quilts–in fact this is only the second one I’ve ever purchased in my life. But I’ve been wanting to make a Double Wedding […]

The post Antique Double Wedding Ring Quilt appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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October 27, 2021
Grotto Girl from Humble Quilts

A couple of days before the quilt show my friend, Laurie (Grotto Girl) called to remind me she would be a vendor! She sells vintage and antique quilts and recently purchased 2 estates of kits, fabric and so many goodies. 

I haven't seen her since before the pandemic so it was extra wonderful!


So many goodies!

I posted a few things on the facebook group and made some sales for her!!






This backing! WOW!

I bought an older piece of madder designed by Jo Morton. and then enjoyed looking closer at all her goods!
I hope your week is ...

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October 19, 2021
Tammy Reid: “Every Quilt Has a Story” from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Tammy Reid with a stack of her quilts.

If you’re interested in quilts and their history, you won’t want to miss this event! Tammy Reid, Head Coach of the Head Coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, is a passionate quilt collector and in her talk “Every Quilt Has a Story”, she is sharing stories of the quilts she has collected over the years. 

An Irish Chain Quilt in Tammy’s collection.

In this fun, interactive talk, the three panelists, Tammy Reid, Dakota Redford (the Director of the Missouri Quilt Museum, housed here in Hamilton), and Christine Pembrook (a ...

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September 27, 2021
NW Quilt Expo from Humble Quilts

 Many of you may not know but Oregon is one of a handful of states that still have an indoor mask mandate. Our governor has tried to mandate outdoor masking but that has failed miserably.

 Anyway, it was my FIRST quilt show since last October when I went to the scaled down version of the Aurora historical Quilt Show.  I was so excited! 

Here's my favorites from the show.

The story captured my heart on this quilt. Read below. 



Sorry I cut this off!

The others are from the collection of the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center in Tillamook ...

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August 20, 2021
Stringin' on a Friday from Humble Quilts

My friend Suzette sent me a photo of some "mindless" string blocks she is working on. Our hospitals are getting full to capacity with Covid patients and smoke has been heavy in the town she is in. She finds this kind of sewing is soothing and I agree!

I'll add that our governor has called in the National Guard to assist the local hospital. Not only are they shorthanded, but overwhelmed. I hope they get some relief from the added hands of the National Guard.

Here in Madras we have been relatively smoke free, which is so surprising. Nearby ...

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May 21, 2021
Hand Pieced~ But By Whom? from From the Strawberry Patch...

I had the privilege of quilting a hand-pieced beauty this past week. Oh, how I'd love to know the history of this one. How old is it? From where did it come? If you study closely, you can see the hand stitches that were lovingly placed, joining together this lively array of feedsacks and vintage fabrics. The top was purchased by a friend of a friend. She machine washed it (!!) before I received

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Hand Pieced~ But By Whom? from From the Strawberry Patch...

I had the privilege of quilting a hand-pieced beauty this past week. Oh, how I'd love to know the history of this one. How old is it? From where did it come? If you study closely, you can see the hand stitches that were lovingly placed, joining together this lively array of feedsacks and vintage fabrics. The top was purchased by a friend of a friend. She machine washed it (!!) before I received

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April 24, 2021
Linda's Antique 9 Patch Variation Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

 Last fall, my customer Linda, had contacted me to request my basting service for 3 quilts she planned to hand quilt.  Though I don't get these types of requests often, it is another service I offer.  Two of the quilts were smaller pieces and the third was an antique quilt she purchased at the Sisters Quilt show many years ago.  I was able to complete the basting fairly quickly and she picked them up when she dropped off her  Brown and Black Diamonds quilt

A couple of weeks later, when I called her to tell her that the Brown ...

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April 2, 2021
Little Quilt Swap Final Call! from Humble Quilts

Happy Friday! We have 57 swappers with room for a few more. I'll be emailing partners in the next few days. Sorry I cannot email you all back to confirm I rec'd your information. If you do not get an email over the weekend, then feel free to email me and I'll get you into the swap. 

I received a comment from Andee Neff (yes, I know you are familiar!) but do not know what name you signed up for. I'm certain you are on the list, but feel free to email me again and ask ...

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March 19, 2021
Grassy Creek is a Flimsy and Hazel on the Antique Quilts from The Modern Diary

Decided to get out the antique quilts that my grandmother had made for her son in law's second wedding and last baby.  I have told you the wild story on here before.  So here is Hazel on my Uncle Rick's baby quilt.
Finally finished up the string borders and got them on (they fit perfectly!) Grassy Creek.  I need to get a picture outside...we will see if it is sunny enough today.  Snow is melted but things are still a bit wet.  Sunshine immediately did her happy dance on top of it.  


Here is Hazel on top ...

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March 10, 2021
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Sashing from Nestlings By Robin

YAY!
You are so close to the finish;)
This week we are on to the
sashing for the blocks.
Making the decision to blend
the sashing so the stars jump out
or to give your blocks a small
bit of framework will be
the hardest part of this step.
I promise!
http://www.nestlingsbyrobin.com/index.html
My blocks rested on my 
guest bed for a good solid
week just as you see them here.
I just couldn't wrap my 
brain around how it would
look when done and I 
didn't want to waste time
making all those little 
star points just to hate ...

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February 25, 2021
Yellow and Orange from Humble Quilts


 If you are in my Facebook group I shared a special exhibit coming to the New England Quilt Museum called Yellow and Orange! 

Two colors when used in quilts really get in your face! LOL Here is my orange stars in a time warp quilt. I never have regretted this color to use as a setting. 

This antique with chrome yellow is quite spectacular and makes a big statement!

Get a sneak peak of some of the "Quilts from the Pilgrim/Roy Collection" HERE

How do you feel about these colors in quilts?



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February 20, 2021
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Ruffled Tulips from Nestlings By Robin

Welcome to block 12 
and our last block 
before we get to assembly.
www.nestlingsbyrobin.com

The photo above is a detail of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
Normally I show you the block
and you can see a bit of it
in the upper corner, but I wanted
you to see the fun border
that was added too.

As we come closer to adding 
a border, I wanted you to see
that I had other options from
my collection and it was
sooo hard to choose!

The quilting on this one
is all over the place from
clamshell, to flowers ...

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February 10, 2021
More From the Museum from From the Strawberry Patch...

Another current exhibit at the National Quilt Museum is one entitled: "Southern Quilts".  From the exhibit description: "This is a collection on loan from Mary Kerr and examines the rich history of southern quilts, steeped in tradition and passed down through generations. These glorious designs, colors and patterns are unique to this region of the United States and reflect the influence of

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More From the Museum from From the Strawberry Patch...

Another current exhibit at the National Quilt Museum is one entitled: "Southern Quilts".  From the exhibit description: "This is a collection on loan from Mary Kerr and examines the rich history of southern quilts, steeped in tradition and passed down through generations. These glorious designs, colors and patterns are unique to this region of the United States and reflect the influence of

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February 8, 2021
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Mexican Rose from Nestlings By Robin

                                       Welcome to block 11.

It is exciting how close to done
we are getting, right?!
www.nestlingsbyrobin.com
The photo above is a detail of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is gorgeous cross hatching, even
through the applique'.
So soft!
We can see what a popular
style of quilting this is for
that time period because I 
haven't had to write in a 
new design for a few blocks now:)

This is the only one I have
of this design and I do LOVE it!
Again from my dear friend in Illinois
who finds the best deals!

I ...

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January 22, 2021
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Prince's OR Princess Feather? from Nestlings By Robin

                                      Welcome to block 10.

www.nestlingsbyrobin.com

The photo above is a detail of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is gorgeous cross hatching, even
through the applique'.
So soft!

This is one of a few
variations on 
Prince's Feathers I 
have in my collection.

I have a dear friend in Illinois
that likes to go searching for 
treasure (one of our favorite
past times when we are together) 
and she finds the best deals!
On occasion I will get a
pic and a question mark
text from her.
This was one of those texts.

It is beyond lovely ...

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January 13, 2021
More Connections - The Waternish Star Quilt Story from - Barb Robson ::: quilter

My “Waternish Star” - primarily hand pieced, hand quilted

My “Waternish Star” - primarily hand pieced, hand quilted

The inspiration for this quilt came from a quilt purchased from Wilfred Fraser in 1972 which is now in the NS Museum collection.

Waternish 46.JPG

My brother-in-law, Scott Robson (former Curator of Architecture and Furnishings at the NS Museum for many years, now retired), wrote the following about the quilt:

“The original quilt measures - binding to binding 156 cm x 161.5 cm (both ends were cut off).  Each 'row' of the construction is about 10.5 cm, as Polly Greene’s booklet Basic Quilting presents ...

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