Friday, November 27, 2020

2020 Antique Block Challenge Part 2

Connie R was part of our Houston challenge but cannot find her block. I know she is the queen of quilt re-do and renews and asked her to send me a few of her do-overs. 
These huge Dresden blocks were appliqued onto black double  knit when she found it. It looks like classic 30's to me now!

The blocks were all "volcanoed" when she found them. She took them completely apart, recut them and set them with gingham sashing. The fan quilting is a great touch. 

This was a completed top that was ragged on the edges, torn seams and didn't lay flat at all. She took it all apart, recut the elongated hexagons and put it all back together. Stellar! Thanks Connie!


Karyn finally got these beautiful vintage embroidered blocks together and made this fall table runner!!


I love everything about this!

These are Laura L antique blocks from c 1840. I deconstructed the blocks and used the fabrics to make my small quilt. (below)

Oh my! Darling as ever! Love it Laura!


 
Diane shared these on the Facebook group. Here's what she wrote about them: These are two of my quilts from old Chips and Whetstones blocks. Both quilts are finished with fabric from 1860-1910. I've dated the red in the center to 1850-1860. I purchased the block in the white quilt on Etsy in 2012 and finished it in 2013. When the challenge was announced, I went searching for an old block to use and found the identical block on Etsy from a different seller. I had to replace different damaged fabrics in the two blocks but I could tell they were made by the same person. I named the first one "Chips and Whetstones" and the second one "Serendipity!"
Thanks Diane! They are both super special!

Julie has an adorable 8 pointed star in 30's fabric! See  her blog post HERE

I had a really nice Thanksgiving day and  am heading out for an early morning hike! 
Have a weekend full of gratitude.

Much Love


17 comments:

  1. Really great use of antique quilt blocks! Totally redoing a quilt sounds quite challenging, but these are all awesome!

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  2. I loved this challenge, Lori, and what beautiful quilts everyone has made!

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  3. What a great challenge, Lori! I also like to repurpose discarded vintage blocks and fabrics. Methinks it may be time for me to pay a visit visit my “vintage” bin, and start a new rescue project. Thanks for posting these!

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  4. So much inspiration in these last two posts! Beautiful work by all.

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  5. Loving all the old-is-new-again quilts in this and the previous post.

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  6. These are each delightful. I really enjoy seeing what people have done with vintage pieces. I have done a very little bit of that, myself, but nothing as nice looking as these.

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  7. I loved how all these projects turned out. I especially love the little quilt made by Laura. What a fun challenge. The only old blocks I have are some my MIL made in the 70's out of Hawaiian fabric. That's not quite the same thing - ha!

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  8. These are all beautiful "saves" of antique blocks. Great job ladies!!

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  9. A wonderful quilt show! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. I can't believe the work Connie has done. The quilts are lovely especially....no they are ALL great. I especially love your small quilt.

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  11. Oooo there's more - these are so wonderful. I love Laura's. Well, all of them. They really "honor" the original blocks.

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  12. This has been such a clever and motivating idea. Beautiful.

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  13. We have tools they did not have to help make them RIGHT way back then. Yet we still too often make mistakes as well. Beautifully re-done!

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  14. They are all so beautiful, wonderful remakes. There is so much work in it and they are so precious.

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  15. More beauties! I am so inspired!

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  16. Fabulous rescues! They are stunning.

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