Friday, October 14, 2011

I Love Vintage Quilts and Blocks!

 Look at this lovely old quilt block Karen sent to me!! It is just one little block, but isn't it precious?!  I think I am going to take it apart, set it again so it has a few seams and make a decorative pillow.  Love the red and green!! Thanks again Karen.
 Nicky asked me how I was coming with the bow tie quilt. Well, here is a photo of the vintage one seen at Sisters during the quilt show.
 Look at the fantastic fabric!!
 Some are a little crazy too.
 It looks like I have 21 of them made. Bonnie challenged us (me) into using this one as a leader/ender project. At this rate, I may have 40 of them done before July. A few test blocks were made using different cheddars, but I do plan on using solid cheddar for all of the rest.
Part of the reason it takes me so long.........


Have a fantastic weekend!!!

42 comments:

  1. I also love the solid cheddar. Love the vintage block also..

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  2. Very sweet old block from Karen. What a treasure!
    Thanks for showing us how things are coming along in the bow tie department. So I am not the only one who finds a different way to sew the simplest things together? That is encouraging! : )

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  3. That last shot made me laugh. *Been there, done that!*
    I thought I might work on the cheddar bowtie project, too. I read about it when we were in the middle of our move and promptly forgot all about it. Thanks for the reminder.

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  4. :-) last photo looks like my cutting table some days. I made a ton of log cabin blocks as leader/enders, it was a great way to get the centers all started on the 144 blocks I needed! Have a great weekend.

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  5. I do love your quilts! That first block is just beautiful! Love that pattern too.

    The cheddar is so nice in your quilt and your blocks are coming along so nicely!

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  6. Love the cheddar. I just don't get tired of that color.

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  7. Hee!! I love the way you made that last block...looks vaguely familiar to me. I too just adore old blocks and quilts, they are just so much fun! I have my bowtie cheddar and blue quilt cut out...you know I won't be able to do it as a leader/ender!

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  8. Great cheddar quilt...and I love the variety in the background cheddars!

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  9. Wonderful block and will be nice to make it into a new piece. Love your bow ties, that is a fun pattern.

    Debbie

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  10. I think I agree using one cheddar will be better in this case.
    Love the old block!

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  11. You make me want to race out and stock up on cheddar!! Your bow ties are fabulous!! I laughed when I saw the last photo, its nice to see other people do that sort of thing.

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  12. Love your Bow-Tie quilts old and new!!

    Wonderful...Thanks for sharing!

    :) Carolyn

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  13. the last block picture looks like one of mine!!! the red&green flower block is way too cool.....

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  14. Love the green and red fabric in your antique block. It would make a gorgeous pillow top.

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  15. What a precious vintage block!!! Look forward to seeing what you create with it! Your Bowtie blocks are coming along nicely, I quite like the various cheddar prints you have used too, creates a nice bit of visual interest!!!!

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  16. Great cheddar - thinking we all need a bolt in our own stash!

    Sweet vintage red and green basket - if it could only talk...

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  17. I LOVE the basket block - both the red and the green are such great fabrics! I can see why you want to take it apart though - not a lot of seam allowance is there? I had a good chuckle at your last picture - I think we all do that on occasion. :0) What a gorgeous vintage blue in the bow tie quilt.

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  18. Y'know, I didn't think I liked cheddar, but the more I see of peoples' cheddar bow ties, the more I think they are SO DARN CUTE!

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  19. Looking good.
    Oh, and the red and green block is lovely.

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  20. Love that basket block! I'm so tempted to make those bowties with cheddar your blocks are looking good:)

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  21. Great fabric in that antique block! and I am loving the bow tie blocks!!
    its going to be a great quilt
    Tim

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  22. Love the old block. It will make a wonderful pillow.
    The cheddar bow ties are looking great. ( now I want to start one of those too).
    I will be in Portland the 27 - 31st of this month. Any chance we might be able to meet?

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  23. The antique block is a sweetheart, it'd make a great cushion. Love, love the cheddar background and bowties.

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  24. Fabulous vintage quilt - no wonder you wanted to emulate it! Good progress Lori! Loving your version! And that would be so like me to do that ....but it is obviously worth the effort so keep going!

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  25. LOVE that block from Karen! red and green what ever could be better? ok add in some cheddar and applqiue?
    LOL
    your bowties are looking great
    Kathie

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  26. Ooops! :o)
    Love this bow tie quilt...and the cheddar..YUM!! Got to find me some! I am now on the hunt~
    Take care!
    P

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  27. What a wonderful antique block - love it! You will have to post pictures of it again after you give it a re-make. Way to go on the bow ties - I am making them too, but not with cheddars - just all scrappy. They are fun to make - until you have to un-sew!

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  28. Love the solid cheddar. The vintage block is adorable.

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  29. Love that vintage basket! Too lucky, what a gift! I love all the cheddar and the bows. I'd keep all the cheddar.
    I have a stupid question, what a leader and an ender?

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  30. That's my kind of bow tie block, Lori! What's the problem? Vbg

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  31. great block!! love it.
    your bow ties are looking great

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  32. I'm on the Bow tie challenge too. I've made few like your last pic and had to "Frog" them. That little 3" seam doesn't take long. Mine are all scrappy with a few Cheddars.

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  33. The vintage block is so sweet on it's very own. <3

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  34. Love the vintage block too! Can't beat red and green :)

    Love your bowties! I had the same operator error when I was making a bowtie quilt last year :)

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  35. Love the vintage block - so eye catching! Your bow tie quilt is coming along great!

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  36. How cute is that Lori! What a nice gift! I love the bow tie quilt block, and the cheddar is great! I think we should come up with a new pattern using the bow tie block and call it mac and cheese! In our spare time :) hope your weekend is going well! pam

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  37. Vintage quilts--and single blocks--just get my heart going pitter pat. Lucky you with the block from Karen.
    I'll join the growing chorus of comments re: your last photo -- been there, done that. Sounds like a wonderful name of a select group of quilters -- the "Been There, Done That Club."

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  38. Cheddar is wonderful and just adds so much UMPH to a quilt!

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  39. Oh I love your blocks. I have made a lot of the basket blocks. They are one of my favorites. Hugs

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  40. I'm behind on checking on blogs! Love the vintage quilts and blocks!!! Congrats on running the half marathon!!! Have a great day!
    Blessings

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