QUILT INFO

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

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Dearest Boy

My first block for "Dearest Boy" by Jean Cerbone.


Block one was not an easy block to accomplish.  The design is meant to look like a doily that would have rested on the back of the head rest part of a chair or maybe on the chair arm.  I had trouble fitting all the leaves in.  I know that Julie and Cathy simplified that part in their blocks and I was wishing I had.  The "eyelet" look trim around the outside of the circle was a bit of a challenge too.  I did mine slightly different than shown in the pattern but I think it is much the same look.

Here is the link to Cathy's post.  I am not seeing Julie's post yet but here is a link to her blog.

I showed a picture of the quilt pattern cover in a previous post but will share it again to refresh your memory or maybe you did not see it at all.  The pattern is not currently available but the designer says it may be available again the end of the year.


Have a good day.
Karen

23 comments:

Cathy said...

Your block is beautiful. I simplified the lace on the outer edge. Hugs

Jeanna said...

Wow! That is really a beautiful block, Karen. This is going to be such a pretty quilt when it is finished.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love that block--you did an amazing job with it--
enjoy, di

belarmina said...

Karen divino bloque!!!
Es un trabajo impresionante.
Estaré atenta a las publicaciones siguientes
saludos

Robin said...

So, so pretty.. It looks a little tricky but I'm glad you stuck with it. it's a wonderful beginning.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Absolutely gorgeous.I can see why it was a challenge. My Nana used to have antimacassar on all her chairs. It wasn't until I was an adult that I learned they are called that because they are meant to protect the furniture from the antimacassar oil that people (mostly men) used in their hair. I'm looking forward to your next block!

sandi s said...

It’s beautiful, you did it great justice! Hugs,

Janet O. said...

I see Wendy mentioned the antimacassar. That is the name by which I know those "doilies" on the backs of chairs, too.
Loving the plaid you used for your circle, and the details on the center heart.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Your blocks is beautiful! If you make the more difficult blocks first then finishing the blocks will be easier with the more simple blocks to do. You can be proud of this block.

moosecraft said...

Very pretty! So many details! It's good to hear that designers will bring back some of their popular designs. So many out of print patterns get ridiculously high prices tagged to them. And, if I spend so much on a pattern....what's left to buy fabric with? lol!

Quilter Kathy said...

A very challenging block indeed! So fun to see the other versions of the same block!

sunny said...

What a beautiful block! Well worth all the extra fussiness.

Kyle said...

Love the detail you added. It's a beautiful block!

Little Penpen said...

Oh how beautiful! I saw Cathy and Julie's blocks, too. They are all very nice. I love the lacy trim on your block.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Absolutely beautiful and I can tell that a lot of time and effort went into this block!!!!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Amazing block--not for the faint of heart---lol! Looking forward to the next one!

Danice G said...

Very cute block. Yes, looks like a lot of time put into it.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Wow!!! Stunning, Karen! That plaid is just perfect!

julieQ said...

Karen, your blocks is so, so pretty! I have been out of town so am just now catching my breath, but I wanted you to know I just love your quilt block. Super fun!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Magnificent block!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your first block turned out Gorgeous!
I enjoy seeing creative differences and yours are fabulous.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Ouch that looks hard and complicated indeed! Kudos to you for a beautiful finish of it :)

Dawn said...

Great job Karen! You really do e right in on this one.