Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Antique Block Challenge

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 along for the ride with Cecile) 

Here is my block and I started my challenge at my retreat! Need to get back to it soon!

If you have an orphan antique block and would like to join the challenge, please feel free! 


  1. How fun! I have a top made by my great-great grandmother that might be just the ticket

  2. I love this challenge...using a 1930's block...did I send you the other one???

  3. Thanks for the reminder. This is going to be fun!

  4. Looking forward to seeing the quilted items that are the result of this challenge, Lori!

  5. I've been staring at an antique block I picked up at the free table years ago.
    Maybe now is the time to do something with it. Thanks Lori for a new challenge : )
    BTW love the colors in your block

  6. Lori, Judie Rothermel did a reproduction of the black fabric in your block. American Swatch Book #7850

    Such a fun idea you had!

  7. Sounds like a fun challenge Lori! I have a few ... now, where could they be??

  8. Really a fun idea. I am very interested to see what you do with your block.

  9. What a fun idea! Your block is sew cute!


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