QUILT INFO

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

Monday, August 8, 2016

Beyond the Cherry Tree Blocks Six, Seven, Eight

Three more blocks done for "Beyond the Cherry Tree".




The basket block is probably my favorite design in the pattern set.  Love those leaves done in the stripe.


This last block looked like it would not take a long time to stitch but I was only able to do one section out of four each day.

I enjoy reading and have been working my way through a series of books that the story lines take place in an English country village.  But now I am taking a short break to read a quilt related fiction story by Frances O'Roark Dowell called "Birds in the Air".  She has written children's books in the past so this is her first adult novel.  I am up to chapter six and liking it thus far.  I will be doing a book review soon.

Additional info added:
I have had a few people ask what books I am reading about the English country village.  Right now I am reading books by Rebecca Shaw and there are 18 or 19 of them.  Previously, I read the series of books by Miss Read that was about an English country village teacher and the small school.  I think there were 18 books in the series.  I find them used on Amazon.

Karen

26 comments:

Nancy said...

Your blocks are beautiful. I'm not an expert for speedy appliquer but your last block looks like it would have taken me days to finish. So many leaves!

What was the book you read about the English country village? I haven't ready any of Dowell's books but I've been working on the Cobbled Court series by Bostwick and have been enjoying it.
--Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

WoolenSails said...

You have picked out beautiful fabrics and prints for your blocks, they look stunning.

Debbie

Gayle said...

From where I sit, it sure seems like you stitch all these beautiful very quickly! This quilt is going to be stunning!

Loris said...

The new blocks are beautiful! I'm looking forward to your book review.

Janet O. said...

I can't think of enough brilliant adjectives to cover the beautiful applique blocks you make. Another lovely group!
I'll be interested in your book review.

belarmina said...

Karen ¡¡¡¡impresionantes !!!
tus bloques son tan bonitos......
me gustan muchísimo
mirare si el libro esta en español,
saludos

Julierose said...

I am so impressed with your beautiful applique works...great color choices, too...Love 'em! hugs, Julierose

Cheryl said...

All the blocks are stunning but that basket with the bright red berries is the best!

Aunt 'Reen said...

All 3 of your B.T. Cherry Tree blocks are gorgeous!
Your stitch work is beautiful!
You are making remarkable progress on this project.

Little Penpen said...

Your newest cherry tree blocks are so pretty! I like the green striped fabric too. That is going to be one pretty quilt with all those pops of RED.

Cathy said...

OMG...your blocks are beautiful. This quilt is on my wish list. Hugs

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

As usual, absolutely beautiful. I just completed one of my Ms Potts blocks and the berries were as big as a DIME so I know that it took some time to do that block! Great work and enjoy the book!

Shasta Matova said...

These are gorgeous blocks. I missed out on this BOM but am working on 1857.

sunny said...

Beautiful blocks! I love the first one the most. Anxious to hear your book review. I'm trying to read more.....

Jeanna said...

I love all of the blocks but I do think the basket is my favorite. I've been AWOL so I have a lot of catching up to do! Can't wait to see what else you have been up to.

Pam said...

Very nice! I just love your blocks and am enjoying seeing your progress.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I think the basket block is my favorite too--all the blocks are charming!

Every Stitch said...

I agree with Janet commenting above - wonderful blocks and colours! It's going to be a stunning quilt!

Kyle said...

More gorgeous blocks to be added to the others!

CecileD said...

Oh my...the first block makes me think embroidery ! The others are stunning especially the second with the basket !

Michelle Huddleston said...

I love the striped fabric leaves and the other blocks are stunning as well. What book did you read about the English countryside??? Enquiring minds need to know...

Karen said...

Michelle, you are a no-reply blogger so I cannot e-mail you directly. I have added the information about the books in my post. You are not the only one to ask.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

I might have to agree. That basket block is sensational! Love those Farmhouse fabrics too!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

These are all gorgeous but I especially love that basket block!

Dawn said...

Your cherry tree blocks are great. I made all of them years ago but don't have them assembled or quilted. You chose pretty fabrics. Enjoy your reading!

Cathy said...

I love your blocks. Your fabric choices are perfect. Hugs