Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Beyond The Cherry Trees Album Quilt

 I have started again in earnest to hand applique my blocks for Beyond the Cherry Trees by Sentimental Stitches.

 A stunning antique red and green applique album quilt from the mid 1800s
The pattern is not free any longer, but can be purchased. 

I started making these blocks a year or two more ago, but haven't posted about my blocks, so here are some photos.

I have appliqued these blocks using various methods, but at the moment my preferred method is back basting.

My background fabrics seem to vary in colour in my photos, but they are all the same. Plain White.

It is so difficult to know what to work on, each evening. Do I hand quilt my TATW, or knit my half finished scarf or work on these blocks. 

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

2371 Squares

I have been slow stitching, by hand piecing this Trip Around The World  quilt for approx. 4 to 5 years.

The squares were cut 2" square finishing at 1 1/2".

After the first couple of 'rounds ' I decided to only use reproduction fabrics.  

Many, many hours hand piecing

 Choosing each new round.

 I decided I wanted it square rather than rectangle so squared off each corner.
It has 2371 squares and is approx. 75"square.

At last flimsy finished and ready to go to Judi for basting!

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