QUILT INFO

This is the first block from the pattern "The Milkmaid's Album" which was designed by Betty Alderman. Out of print pattern.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Beyond the Cherry Tree Blocks Four and Five

Blocks four and five are completed for "Beyond the Cherry Tree".



I am so enjoying selecting the fabrics and stitching these blocks.  I find the flower pot block a bit quirky.  The stems on the right side do not go under the main stem the same as they do on the left side.  A person could easily extend and stitch them under but I like the original quirky look.

Today, I am working on block six.  I am linking with Kathy's Slow Stitching Sunday.

Karen

25 comments:

Julierose said...

Maybe they were having a drought (like we are) and the stems were dropping off..LOL lovely work on these blocks...hugs, Julierose

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Looking good! Like the colors and how the flower pot turned out,.
Not sure where Julierose is from, but here in South Texas the normal is now 100 to 103 and heat index of 105++++. It is getting depressing!
And of course no rain - maybe some the next 2 days, but it is going on 52 days with only 3/10's of an inch of rain. Hope we have a nice storm and blow this heat away.

belarmina said...

Karen, me encanta la maceta!!
los dos bloques son bonitos,
buena semana

Barbara said...

Lovely applique! You seem to accomplish so much :)

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Quirky maybe, but beautiful, definitely! I love those fabrics too!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You must be having fun indeed as these are coming together quickly. Just lovely ! :)

Pam said...

Your blocks are just wonderful! You have a special talent!

Cheri said...

Pretty fabric! I like the quirky look but I am such a type A personality I would probably tuck those branches under the stem before I even realized the pattern had it differently.

Robin said...

What pretty pretty blocks. I like the quirkiness of the stems too. Isn't it nice to quilt in a time where whatever you do turns out to be the right thing?

Robin said...

What pretty pretty blocks. I like the quirkiness of the stems too. Isn't it nice to quilt in a time where whatever you do turns out to be the right thing?

WoolenSails said...

Those are beautiful and love the fabrics you used.

Debbie

Sue said...

Love these blocks and fabrics you chose. I am a sucker when it comes to red ;-)

Quilter Kathy said...

Quirky is awesome... I love how it makes people wonder "why did she do that"??!

Kyle said...

I like Julie's Idea about the effects of the drought on the stems. Too funny. Your blocks must be piling up. They are lovely as always.

Jo said...

Quirky is good, it adds interest. Always appreciate your applique, beautiful!

Barb said...

love these colors!

Janet said...

WI love these! That first block is one of my favorites :0)

Colleen said...

Amazing stitching, Karen! Love all your blocks. It is nice to be back and catching up :o)

Allie-oops Designs said...

Those are great - I really like that top one, the fabrics are just so perfect for it!

Jennie in GA said...

I didn't even notice the stems till you pointed them out! Stunning fabric choices. Do you shop your stash or buy new fabric for these?

Mary said...

You do beautiful work, Karen.

Ivani said...

wonderful appliqué blocks.

Lori said...

I'm glad to see you are embracing the quirky side of these blocks!!

Chris said...

I love the quirkiness of the Cherries quilt also. I too came to the party late when I bought the patterns on an insane sale a couple of years ago and have 8 blocks complete and 8 in process. Problem is, there are so many other amazing applique quilt-a-longs that what's a girl supposed to do?

Melanie said...

The stem thing--- It's poetic... like a sketch... Totally love it. it flows. No bulkiness. My layers never lay flat. this way there is no pressure. Great fabric choices. Have fun.