Friday, January 5, 2018

Rose of Houston 2017

When I was in Houston this fall I purchased 2 similar antique blocks from Mary Koval. I sent one to my friend, Laurie. The challenge was to make a little quilt and exchange them.  We both sent them on January 2nd and both of them arrived yesterday!



 This is what Laurie made me! Isn't is fantastic?! She used antique fabric and feedsacks.

Isn't this backing fun and unique?
She included a little tag with "Oregon" on it! How cool!
Everything about it is wonderful!
She also included these lovely goodies! That fabric is by Pepper Cory. Thank you so much Laurie!


And here is mine that she received.

The red, pink and black print in the border is antique that I also picked up at the Houston show. 



So fun to see the same block looking completely different!!

It was a fun exchange! Maybe we will make it a yearly challenge!
Here is my instagram feed for the week.

Have an awesome weekend!

23 comments:

  1. I like them both! I always enjoy seeing the same pattern made in different fabrics.

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  2. How fun! That backing she used is perfect.

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  3. OH super fun! I love that feed sack backing...amazing!

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  4. Oh friendship is the best !!
    Your quilts are beautiful and that was a great and fun idea !!

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  5. A good exchange and a great idea to continue if you can find two blocks alike or very similar. How fun! A bonding between friends.

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  6. Your exchange quilts are adorable. That's a great idea to do the exchange on a regular basis.

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  7. Oh my, they are both beautiful! What a lovely idea for a swap. They are both so unique. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Both lovely use of one block. Great idea.

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  9. That is such a great swap idea! I really love it--they look really good. And you each hand quilted them. So fitting.

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  10. Outstanding results! Beautifully expanded on original block, lovely hand quilting. Very special! What a very fun swap idea.

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  11. Lori que bonito intercambiar con amigos.
    Los dos bloques son maravillosos

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  12. This is such a fantastic project! How much fun it must have been to work with these little beauties! Thanks for sharing this. Loved seeing these today!

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  13. Such a great idea for good friends..........

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  14. What a fun exchange with 2 lovely little quilts as a result!! Beautifully handquilted too :0)

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  15. Two beautiful little quilts Lori. I love both of your labels also.

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  16. They are so cute! What a good idea!

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  17. Those are beautiful and such a fun exchange and challenge.

    Debbie

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  18. What a wonderful exchange. It's a great idea especially with a very special friend.

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  19. What a great idea for an exchange!! They are both fabulous. How special!!

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  20. What a great idea you had!! Fun fun. I hope you like yours as much as I like mine!!
    Thank you
    Laurie

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  21. What a great way to finish a pair of orphan blocks. They both turned out beautiful.

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  22. Such sweet blocks and wonderful little quilts! What fun! I still have some 3" 9-patch blocks I bought from Mary Koval years ago. I really need to do something with them!

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