QUILT INFO

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

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Beyond the Cherry Tree Update

"Beyond the Cherry Tree" has been a long term project for me.  As mentioned previously, I was late to the start.  Many other quilters were making a block a month.  By the time I joined in, I was a good bit behind them.  And, of course, other applique projects came into the mix for me.  So the majority of those making the blocks finished and the push to do a block a month ended.  I have picked the project back up a couple times but still more to do.  Now I have decided to push myself.  I have three completed blocks to share with you today and more prepped for applique.




The last block shown with the flower pot was slow going with all those curvy almost points.  But I like the result.

I have four blocks left to stitch and then a lot of work doing the borders.  I have a sense of accomplishment and that feels good.

Karen

29 comments:

Wendy Caton Reed said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! I love these colors!

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Lori said...

Looking great! Seeing yours makes me want to get mine out and continue hand quilting. It's such a great quilt!

taylorsoutback said...

So nice to see those lovely blocks and hear you are headed to the final four..(that sounds like March Madness and basketball) This is such a special quilt - I am cheering you on!

Chris said...

I love the last block. I forgot about the birds and circles. I may have to revisit that block. I completed 2 more yesterday and. Only 4 more to go.

belarmina said...

Karen preciosos bloques.
El ultimo tiene mucho trabajo con todas esa curvas
Te quedo maravilloso.
Saludos

Robin said...

That little ruffled edge around the top of the pot was pretty tricky. It looks terrific. You'll be so glad you've completely Beyond the Cherry Tree. It's a lovely quilt.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

What pretty blocks--and yes that ruffled pointed top on the last one on that vase--looks like it took a while to stitch--but you did a lovely job on it!! I really need to find an applique project--haven't really done any since the first of the year--humm??
enjoy, di

Marsha B said...

You are so close to having all the blocks finished, yah! I love the reds and greens in the first one and the last one is so pretty. They are all wonderful! Keep stitching away and you will be finished in no time!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

You do such beautiful applique! Love your blocks.

Aunt 'Reen said...

All 3 are beautiful. Wishing you continued success as you near the finish line. SO close now.....

Janet said...

What beautiful blocks! Your Applique is always so lovely. Beyond the Cherry Tree is such a wonderful quilt - yours will be a beauty!

Raymond Homestead said...

Beautiful work as always!

Randy D. said...

I have been wanting to do that Beyond the Cherry Tree for some time, since I saw Lori's... one of these days, I'll buy the pattern and dive into it.
LOVE your blocks!

Janet O. said...

I think the wreath is my fave, but that pot edge is incredible!!

Little Penpen said...

Very pretty blocks! The red just makes them pop! That little curvy border looks very challenging.

Janet said...

You are an inspiration. Fantastic. You will have it finished in no time. Your blocks look great and that curvy part looks tricky. Thank you for sharing. Way to go.

WoolenSails said...

I cannot imagine doing all those tiny pieces, you do such beautiful appliqué work.
Love the bunny pillow, that is a fun one and a nice pillow.

Debbie

Sharon said...

Hands clapping on the west coast!!! Keep at it, it's worth it.

Cathy said...

I love your blocks. I think I'm more behind than you. I've got the pattern...that's it...lol. Hugs

Sandi said...

These are wonderful Karen!

Carole said...

WOW! You've been a busy bee! As always, your work is lovely! Cheers!

Kyle said...

These are so lovely and I know you'll continue to make good progress.

Barb said...

cute header! beautiful applique blocks.

Lynette said...

Karen, these blocks are so nice. I love the blocks in your last post, too. Hand applique is my favorite. I have so much more of it that I want to do than I can find time for!

Elzaan said...

Well done in pushing through and finishing these beautiful blocks! You deserve a golden star!

audrey said...

That is such a fun looking basket! I bet it did take you just a little extra time too.:)

Danice G said...

Great basket and flower blocks. The colors are so bright and true. 'Also love that rabbit pillow in your blog header.

Dawn said...

Way to move on! I did all the blocks, they are big!! Skipped the border, but have not Quilted mine. Your looks great!!