Friday, June 16, 2017

Humble Quilts Have my Heart



Here is a terrific example of a humble quilt. So full of charm! It was hanging at the Genesee Valley quilt show and was for sale.  The half blocks at the top caught my eye right away.

Such a variety of madders!!
And as I took a closer look I could see the garden path setting was appliqued strips. 
Some didn't quite meet! LOL  And look at those polka dots! What not to love about that?
Kathy brought out a few vintage quilt tops, but this one got most of my attention.
Those 4 patches are a hoot! 
I absolutely loved this border. I tried this method once and in my head I thought it would work out, needless to say you can't sew all 3 strips together then add it to your quilt unless you want it to look like this. (I want to do a dolly quilt with this border style!)
I'd say its in the liberated style.
It has a big variety of fabrics.
My favorite block....again.
Sweet! Sweet! Sweet!

Here's my Instagram for this past week.

As you can see from the upper left photo I'm gearing up to do a mission trip to Columbia in February 2018! I'll be fundraising and collecting pillowcase dresses to distribute.

I'm looking forward to the weekend. Make it a good one, friends!

24 comments:

  1. LOVE these humble quilts! I've done borders in that "liberated" style.......only I didnt know it was liberated......I just thought it looked neat!! Thanks for sharing this great quilt show.
    Mona

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  2. so wonderful to see a quilt where the maker didn't worry about perfection, used what she had on hand with the skills she had to exercise her quilty muse....a true quilter in my estimation...

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  3. And I thought my grandmother was a bad quilter!!! Her mother and sister were absolutely beautiful quilters but my grandmother tried really hard!!! I have some of her blocks that are so bad that I don't know what do do with them!!! Thanks for the giggle!!!!

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  4. Polka dot sashing - I'm in love!

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  5. How very interesting! I actually like those half blocks at the top of the quilt. Quirky and I like quirky.

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  6. Yes, they are very liberated, but so loveable because of it! :o)

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  7. Oh, what wonderful humble quilts! I love the "almost reaches" garden maze applique. : )
    And those 4-patches are quite liberated, for sure.

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  8. Oh how I wish I could quilt like that.... it's definitely in the style of my grandmother and our family treasures her choices.

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  9. Oh, yes, my favorite quilts too! Thanks for these pictures, the quilts are delightful!

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  10. I, too, love that truly wonky double 4 patch. :) It is especially sweet when you know that four patches were the common first sewing lesson for little children (usually girls). Maybe this is some beloved child's beginning block? So sweet!

    :) Linda

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  11. Those quilts just make you smile and know those quilters must have just loved the process and threw caution to the wind.

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  12. Mine too! They just have so much more character! Why do we sweat the wonkiness in our piecing. I've been trying to relax and I think it's finally working! I would take a humble quilt any day over something with perfect piecing!

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  13. Oh that little Bear Paw probably would've come home with me! I love those blocks!

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  14. Love those humble quilts - especially the polka dots. And the 4-patches! In the second photo with the red squares, it looks like they made a dart where there was too much fabric. Am I wrong?

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  15. These quilts are great--they obviously go by Tim Gunn's mantra of "make it work"!

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  16. I just love these! Makes me wonder about the makers. I think we would have been good friends. ��

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  17. You are so right about the charm in these quilts. Thanks for sharing more quilts from the show. They are lovely.

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  18. Love how wonky the X's are on that first quilt. Some great humble quilts you shared thank you.

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  19. Really wonderful examples of quilts that steal our hearts!

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  20. I love these humble beauties. You ave such a great eye. The ''flaws'' are what make the quilts so charming! Is that a dart? And the polka dots, how fun!

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