1857 Album Quilt – Blocks 22 – 23 – 24

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It's July! Where is the year going? I feel pretty sad that I've fallen behind in getting my blocks sewn but there really has been a lot going on around our house in the last month.

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Our son Kevin was married in the church where both boys went to school.

IMG_7392 We were thrilled to welcome Lynne into our family.

IMG_7405His brother, Paul was best man and Lynne's friend, Maria was her maid of honor. I have a picture of the entire bridal party but can't seem to find it on the computer right now, sorry 🙁

IMG_7415 I was one proud and happy Mom.

IMG_7403 The day was perfect in almost every way possible.

I didn't get as much research done on these blocks as I wanted to but am supposed to leave shortly for the holiday weekend. If I can sneak a few minutes away and can find something to add I'll update this post in a few days but for now here are this month's blocks.

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Block 22

 

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The block is signed by J W Griffiths
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IMG_7478a I selected this block for the National Cherry Festival which starts tomorrow. More on that later........

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Block 23

 

IMG_7134a This block is signed by Rachel DeClarke

IMG_7135a I'm going to make some little 1/4" wide bias to applique on the cheddar piece before I sew it on top of the red flowers.

IMG_7136a I just love this unique and creative block.

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Block 24

 

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This block is signed by Mrs. Wheeler.
I thought I was selecting easier blocks this month but I think they'll keep you busy and maybe I'll be able to do a little catch up stitching at the cottage.
Every year when it's time for the National Cherry Festival I try to do something special that usually features red and white. This year I started thinking about the Just Takes 2 Quilt from 2012. There are 100 different blocks in that quilt and can you imagine..............you could make 100 different quilts from that one pattern!

Snowflake Quilts Group

Snowflake Quilt red and white 1 w
I took two of my favorite blocks and put together a couple of "summer snowflake" quilts for you. All you need to do is set the blocks side by side. I pulled part of the applique design out into the border to finish it off. I'm going to use some beautiful Kaffe Fassett prints for the applique and a black and white polka dot for my background but you could stitch them in red and white like the Just Takes 2 quilt. There's a variety of block sizes in the download. It's a big file so be patient as it downloads.

If you want to try your hand at some summer snowflakes you can get the block patterns HERE

EQ7 - June Prize The lucky winner of last month's EQ7 anniversary prize is Wanda. Congratulations Wanda!

IMG_7491 This month's prize is a darling Rotary Cutter Charm Set. Leave a comment on this post before July 20th and you'll be entered to win!
 

The 1857 Album Quilt - Block Set 7

 

 

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25 Responses to “1857 Album Quilt – Blocks 22 – 23 – 24”

  1. Diane Rose July 1, 2016 at 7:03 am #

    The wedding pictures are lovely! Looks like everyone was enjoying themselves! Great blocks this month–Thanks!

  2. Robin July 1, 2016 at 7:54 am #

    I’m so relieved that the blocks are less difficult this month. I just finished June’s blocks yesterday. Oh Wait! I don’t have the diamonds on that last block. Oh Well, I’m getting pretty fast on diamond shapes. . .

    Congratulations on your son’s wedding. Such a nice looking couple!

  3. Linda P in IL July 1, 2016 at 8:23 am #

    Thank you Gay for the three easier blocks…kaffe will be fun to do here..and thank you for the amazing snowflakes …how fun !!!!!

  4. Eleanor Antonakos July 1, 2016 at 8:31 am #

    Love these July Blocks. Thanks so much for drafting them from the charming antique.

  5. Sandy R. July 1, 2016 at 9:05 am #

    Thank you once again for giving us another free BOM. I have to admit that I haven’t started on this one yet as I am getting 4 great-grandbabies and a grandson’s wedding in 2016. Although I do have my background fabric for the BOM, baby quilts, receiving blankets and afghans are keeping me busy. Plus I have a large yard with lots of flower beds that have just overwhelmed me this year..Have a great holiday weekend!!

  6. CissaK July 1, 2016 at 1:02 pm #

    Congratulations to your son and his bride. Beautiful wedding pictures.
    Thanks again for the blocks.
    I have not started this quilt; but I am collecting the blocks. I am still working on BB.
    Have holidays.

  7. Deb July 1, 2016 at 6:06 pm #

    Congrats to the bride and groom. It looks like a lovely day. Thank you so much for the lovely patterns. I plan to prep these with the 5 other blocks still to make and take with me on vacation. Maybe they will get worked on =). Enjoy your holiday weekend.

  8. can’t wait to get started on this month’s blocks loving every minute Congrats on your son’s wedding. Looks like you had a wonderful time . I think I’m busier now that I’ve retired than when I was working. Now I have the 1857 quilt, the mariners compass going prepping the first block of the CASWELL quilt and collecting patterns for the row by row quilt. My plate’s getting full but keep going back for more

  9. JoanG July 2, 2016 at 8:10 am #

    Thanks so much for this months blocks. I also love the snowflake patterns and rushed to print both sets of patterns off. I’m just collecting them at the moment as I have to get some obligation quilts out of the way first.
    Your family looked like they had a wonderful time at the wedding. Congrats to the bride and groom.

  10. LoriD July 2, 2016 at 8:24 am #

    Thanks for the simple blocks this month as I have fallen behind too. Congrats on the wedding! Exciting memories in the making. Happy Independence Day.

  11. Leanne July 2, 2016 at 5:02 pm #

    such lovely wedding photos – looks like a wonderful day 🙂 thanks for the next block installment – so many amazing blocks !

  12. Jean July 3, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

    Beautiful pictures of the church and of the wedding. Congratulations!

    Thanks also for another set of appliqué blocks. What fun!

  13. Elaine July 5, 2016 at 6:24 am #

    I am enjoying the 1857 Quilt. Right now I just look and read as I am into Dream Garden and one other applique project. It is so nice to be able to save this for future use.
    Thanks so much.
    Will try to post some pictures from Dream Garden on Facebook!

  14. Taryn July 6, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

    Congratulations on your son’s wedding. I have two boys who both got married within 11 months of each other and were each other’s best man. The picture of you dancing with your son is a treasure. It’s nice to get a chance to hold them again.

  15. Diane July 11, 2016 at 5:05 pm #

    Love the 1857 quilt and congratulations on your son’s wedding ! The pictures are beautiful !!!

  16. Laurie July 12, 2016 at 8:26 am #

    fingers crossed I can get these blocks done – they are so sweet! Thanks for a chance to win 🙂 and have a good holiday – laurie

  17. Amanda Best July 14, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

    I love this month’s blocks, thanks for the patterns.
    Your son’s wedding looks lovely, congratulations to your family!
    I am still working on my Dream Garden applique blocks and collecting many of the 1857 blocks for a future project. Thanks!

  18. Jeanne July 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm #

    What a beautiful wedding. Congratulations! Thank you for the patterns. Hope to catch up with the blocks this summer.

  19. Susan July 16, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    Gorgeous blocks! I love each one of them. I looked at the middle one and couldn’t think of an easier way to make the red on the orange than what you suggested, so I guess I’ll be doing that, too, when I get to that block. Thank you for sharing these, and for sharing your son’s wedding. What a beautiful woman, and Paul and her friend seem to be enjoying themselves, too. It’s so nice to launch one into the family life. =)

  20. Susan July 16, 2016 at 12:49 pm #

    Ooops, don’t count this comment! I forgot to say thank you for the chance to win the rotary cutter charm set. That’s the kind of extra nice thing that makes a quilt studio look so good.

  21. Linda H July 18, 2016 at 1:04 pm #

    Gay ~ just stumbled across your blog this afternoon … we spent some time together last March at the Bonnie Hunter event at the Park Place Hotel in Traverse City. Needless to say, I am excited to have found your blog and bookmarked it to be a frequent reader/fan! Will be playing catch up on past posts … just what I need to do on the deck, under the umbrella with a cool, adult beverage 😉 Linda

  22. Gay July 18, 2016 at 6:55 pm #

    Hi Linda! I had a great time at the Bonnie Hunter events this spring and am happy you’ve found the blog interesting. I love sharing my life long love of quilting and hope you’ll find some fun projects tucked away in the past posts and pages. Please let me know if there’s anything I can help you find or something you’d like to see offered. Wishing you happy sips and stitches on the deck!

  23. Ann July 19, 2016 at 9:22 am #

    I love old quilts and seeing how the original blocks were put together. Thanks for the close-up photos of the original and sharing with us!

  24. Sandra July 20, 2016 at 6:23 am #

    Really enjoying the 1857 Quilt! You’re so generous to make these patterns available to us!! Love the rotary cutter charm set. What a great idea!

  25. Linnie September 1, 2016 at 5:55 pm #

    I love your site and when I ran across your free give away I thought it must be an omen for me to enter. Christmas is my favorite time of the year and my birthday is 12-20.

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