Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Vintage Quilt from Arkansas

 I showed a small section of this quilt the other day and a few asked to get a closer look. Today the weather was perfect for photo taking outdoors.
I purchased this humble quilt from a friend's sister because the style didn't really suit her decor. It came from Arkansas and it looks to be from 1890-1910's. That fan quilting is amazing and I even used it to make a fan quilting pattern for myself to use on another quilt.

The back has faint signs of feedsack writing. This is the clearest section. 
It appears to say B-R-I-C
the below it S-H-E-E

It's one of my favorite vintage quilts!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Brick Wall of Wabash County

 I got the final border on this quilt Saturday night! Whoop! Whoop!
 Here's a few more photos when it wasn't as dark.
 It will need a good press before I send it off to be quilted.

Here is the quilt we saw at the quilt show in NY last spring. Kathy and I traded flying geese and bricks so we could have a larger variety of fabrics. This quilt was designed by 
Tara Lynn Baisdon of Sew Unique Creations and is based on a vintage quilt from Wabash County Indiana.

Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving from Humble Quilts

Thank you all who come and read Humble Quilts, leave encouraging messages and emails. I really enjoy sharing my life with you all! 
I have many things to be thankful for.
Blessings to you all.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Heart of Gratitude

Since this is the week of Thanksgiving it seems appropriate that I share my gratitude for all of you who have made dresses and donated to my trip to Colombia. 

 Laurie made these despite having back surgery and still recovering! Thank you friend~!
 And I received 2 boxes from the Sunriver Quilt Club. Thank you Carolyn, Donna and Marlene for getting these to me!
They also included other girl outfits and goodies. Thank you!!! 
 Do you also realize your donations to my mission trip will also help bring clean fresh water to a community that doesn't have any? 
My, what we take for granted! I cannot imagine having to walk 1 or 2 miles (or more) for fresh water. 

 I remember being so surprised at how sandy Peru was. 
The community was so appreciative. They realized that their lives would change so much because fresh water would be accessible for them. Thank you for thinking BIG and sharing with me!

Blessings to you have have helped!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday Blues

 Here was an awesome quilt from Houston.  Blue and white is always wonderful, but I LOVE this unique pattern too!

Doing some hand quilting on my one block Eclipse quilt. 

 Here's my indigo fabric after washing off the cassava root. It's a little messy, but for my first try I like it!
 All of these are washed in retayne and synthropol, ready for use!
This was a quilt Kat and I saw at a show in Buffalo. We bought the pattern and shared blues and backgrounds. It is designed by Tara Lynn Darr, of Sew unique Creations.

 If you look on the left side of this quilt you will see the bricks that need to be trimmed. Before adding a flying geese border we add a 2 1/2" border. I trimmed the top and bottom very carefully.
 Then measured so I'd know what length to cut my 2 1/2" border. 46" across the top
 45 1/4" ?? This is not looking good. 
 44 1/2"??? 
And the bottom 45". Originally I only measured the top and bottom, but with a whole inch discrepancy I measured 2 more spots through the center. (and that meant I had to trim all 4 sides) Yikes! It didn't help too much, but I took the average of all 4 measurements and cut my strips that length. I'm pretty sure if a longarmer quilts this one, they'll need to pull out their magic tricks to make it work! LOL  It's the Humble Quilt way.

Have a fantastic weekend, friends!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday Fun!

A couple of months ago Christine K asked if I'd like to join a little quilt swap and I said yes!

 Here is the cute little quilt I received from Rosemary. I love the wool and little dolly. 
Thank you again, Rosemary!
 Here's the adorable backing!!
 Little dolly is keeping watch over my crock of rotating little quilts.
I received this adorable little dress from Wendy in Canada for me to take to Colombia. Thank you Wendy!! I love it and know a little girl will too.

A few more fun photos from Houston:

 How cool is this swimming pool in the new Marriott!??
 And this is what happens on Sunday after the last classes are over. Time to pack up until the next show. This is only the teacher's pet portion of the packing.
 Saturday was the annual pajama party at The Stichin' Post. The earlier you arrive, the bigger the discount. 5% more off if you are in PJ's. I really didn't need anything but it is too fun to miss. I needed to get caught up with my friend Christy anyway. I didn't get any PJ photos, but snapped this awesome shot on the way.
And my Instagram feed for the last 2 weeks. 

Have a beautiful day!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Tribute to Sue Garman

 The Tribute to Sue Garman was really amazing! It is really wonderful to see such a large body of her work all at once. Such a loss to the quilt community.
All of these quilts were made by Sue Garmen. 

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.

Have a wonderful Monday.