Friday, October 29, 2010

Antique Quilt - schoolhouse Bloggers Fest - Fall 2010

Antique House (schoolhouse) Quilt

c. 1890 72" x 72"




Thanks again to Amy for hosting another quilters blog fest where we feature our favorite quilts.
This is a current favorite- a school house block quilt. I like the funky piecing (the maker had some interesting sewing techniques) but was very careful to choose small scale fabrics which don't overwhelm the blocks as they are midsized about 9 inches. The 3rd picture shows the one schoolhouse (1st block, top row) that was done in a reverse color scheme-just too fun. Enjoy.
Don't forget to visit my other blog to see my miniature pink and black puzzle quilt
Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

50 comments:

  1. I love your antique school house quilt. It is a nice chance to see authentic fabrics used so long ago. It would be fun to create a remake of this in reproduction fabrics. I enjoyed learning about it.

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  2. I love it!! The reverse house really makes this one unique!!

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  3. house quilts are my favorite! I love the wonky stuck in bits of the school houses.. gotta use what you have! thanks for sharing!

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  4. What a beautiful treasure! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Don't just wish you knew what they were thinking! Very fun quilt...love the shirtings.

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  6. This quilt makes my heart sing!

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  7. Great quilt. You can't go wrong with blue and white, and I love the reverse house. Why can't I think up stuff like that!

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  8. Oooo... what a wonderful quilt! The reverse house is such a fun element. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. Very pretty...I love the way the antique quilts look (and feel!)

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  10. I love antique quilts! It's hard to fathom how long each quilt block took, let alone each quilt. This one is wonderful.

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  11. Ok...I am drooling over this quilt. Schoolhouse blocks are one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Oh a classic schoolhouse quilt! Love that its blue, the reversed block, and the borders. Great piece.

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself, I agree, it's always fun to find other quilters in your area =0)

    I love your blog. I started quilting because I fell in love with an antique quilt that was waaaaay beyond my budget and I thought maybe I could make my own.

    It's still a little beyond my capabilities so I am still practicing.

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  14. Wonderful quilt!...the schoolhouse is always a nice block.
    nichi

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  15. Terrific antique. Love the blue and white, so classic, plus the quirk of one reversed block. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

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  16. I love this quilt - especially the one reversed block!

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  17. Love the schoolhouse block. The fabrics are just wonderful.

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  18. I love it... The reverse house really makes this one unique!!

    Julia ♥

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  19. Love the reverse Schoolhouse block. That quilter had a sense of humor. Thanks for sharing this treasure with us!

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  20. Thank you for the nice comments. I'm glad you all are enjoying my funky schoolhouse and hope you'll be able to stop by again and see my other antique treasures. Thanks for visiting.
    Sandra

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  21. Sandra, thank you for stopping by my blog and inviting me to visit. I am doing so now and am most definitely following you. There was only one great grandmother in my family who quilted, and unfortunately we lived to far apart for her to teach me. But she inspired me, and I am lucky to still own some of her quilts (very simple nine-patch). When I read your description of this quilter's "funky" piecing, I couldn't help but think about my own great grandmother. Seems to me these quilters weren't as stuck on perfection as we seem to be these days. I am just as guilty, but am learning to give myself permission to enjoy the process first and seek perfection secondly.

    I am so glad to have "found" you, and will contact you privately. But for the public's general knowledge, could you please tell us (maybe in a blog post), if you are able to do any appraising based on photographs? I mean, you're kind of far away, and I'd like to pick your brain on some blocks that were given to me. I don't need a certificate, just an idea of the value of blocks like these and what would be the best way to use them. I don't know if there is anyone out there with similar questions.

    Anyway, I'm following your blog, so will be looking out, in case you are able to post on the subject. Thank you!

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  22. Thanks to Amy I've found your blog. I love antique quilts and I can see that I will enjoy it here. I signed up to follow you straight off. Great house quilt. I am planning to make one all in gingham pinks - Hope you will come and see my quilt in I enter in the festival too - Hugs Nat

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  23. I have recently become enamored with the school house block too. There are some great updated versions out there that I definitely want to add to my list.

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  24. This quilt has several interesting things going for it. Blue & white, houses, antique, the pieced border, and the reverse color scheme.

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  25. beautiful house quilt wow, I have been wanting to make a schoolhouse quilt just haven't found the right size house block for me!
    oh I Just love the borders on this quilt too!
    what size is the block?
    2 color quilts are really tugging at me right now!!!!
    thanks for sharing.
    Kathie

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  26. Wonderful!!! Some day I want an antique blue & white quilt :)

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  27. LOVE all yor antique quilts. Will put you on my favorite blog list to keep seeing them!
    Brenda Weed...the Farmer's Dotter
    www.farmersdotter.com

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  28. This is such a lovely quilt!! I love that reverse school house, It looks like a lovely, soft, well loved quilt.

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  29. wow, this is really beautiful! I love the reverse color scheme, making this very simple and clean, but still preserving the vintage feel. You must be so proud of this one!

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  30. Very nice, but I really like the cat & horses quilt below!

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  31. Wow, this is the kind of quilt that makes my heart beat a little faster! Antique, blue & white and one funky block! What fun! I just love it.

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  32. WOW, REALLY OLD, FUNKY AND CUTE QUILT!!!

    HOW IN THE WORLD YOU GET THOSE OLD QUILTS?

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR INVITING ME TO SEE YOUR QUILTS, THEY ARE GREAT.

    THANKS TOO, FOR YOUR COMMENTS IN MY BLOG.

    XOXO

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  33. Thank you for the invitation...and for your post on my blog...it's wonderful the connections one makes on Bloggers' Fest.

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  34. This is one of my favorite blocks, the school house. The quilt is amazing!

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  35. I love antique two color quilts. this one is lovely!

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  36. Wow, I just LOVE the simplicity of some of these antique quilts! gorgeous!

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  37. Nice of you to share on Two Blogs. I like the antique quilts, I have only one but it's not that old! A double wedding ring, hand pieced and quilted made during my lifetime from my old clothes by a neighbor lady who asked my mom for her scraps. My friend has a quilt to be appraised too so I wonder about photo identification as well.

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  38. What a great antique quilt! Thank you for sharing it.

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  39. What a wonderful school house quilt- I love the individual blocks and the sense of fun of the maker who switched one of the blocks.
    What an interesting job you do to appraise quilts- we don't see very many of old quilts around this area so I love seeing ones that are antique.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  40. I was wondering, as I browsed through the quilt festival, when I would come to your antique quilt blog :)

    I really like this quilt, the reversed block shows a sense of humor in the maker, I think!

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  41. What a lovely quilt. And it makes it so much more unique to have that reversed block. Thanks for sharing it!!

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  42. Oh yes it's wonderful Sandra!!
    I do love schoolhouse quilts!!

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  43. This is so beautiful! There is something to be said for quilts that have only a few colours. It allows the people looking to concentrate more on the work that went into making them I think.

    Thaks for sharing this quilt.

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  44. Oh yes the schoolhouse block (especially the antique quilts) using two colors are also a favorite! thanks for sharing this wonderful quilt.

    hugz
    Pam

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  45. Schoolhouse quilts are an all time favorite and I have collected a few. The two color versions are my favorite although I am particularly in love with one that is red, white AND green.

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