Ella Maria Deacon Quilt – Month 13

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September in Michigan is feeling like fall today! It's the perfect time for some extra stitching time in a comfy chair by the fire. I've got four great blocks for you today in our Ella Maria Deacon Quilt journey. I hope you'll enjoy them. Let's get started -

 

Block 49

attributed to: Drucilla C. Morris

This block should be fun to make. You've already had some practice on the Dresden petals. You can construct those in the method that worked best for you last time. Add the applique heart in the center and you've got one beautiful block!

 

Block 50

attributed to: John Deacon / Mount Holly / NJ / 1842

I just love this block. That sunshine yellow is so yummy and just look at those sweet little hearts. This one is all applique and will be a joy to stitch.

Block 51

attribute to: Samuel T. Coles

This block is a nice respite from the more complex blocks in the quilt. You've got easy rotary cutting and machine piecing to put together the majority of the block. Finish it with the four applique petals in the center. This is a block that might be nice to use set together with sashing to make an entire quilt. You could show off some great fabrics by changing up the green triangles.

 

Block 52

attributed to: Anna Bullock

This block doesn't look difficult and it's very much like Block 9 where I gave you a foundation paper piecing pattern to construct the block. I didn't do that this time although you could use that pattern and add the ring or triangles around the center. We're using templates this time. If you have freezer paper sheets that go through your printer I'd suggest printing the templates on the freezer paper. You can stack up at least four layers of your fabric, iron the template on the top layer, and use your rotary cutter and ruler to add the 1/4" seam allowance as you cut the pieces. You can then machine piece the block.

That's it for this month. You can get to the blocks in the online store by clicking on the link below.

 

Ella Maria Deacon Quilt - Month 13

 

 

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Ella Maria Deacon Quilt – Month 12

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We're on month 12 already! When you finish this month's blocks you should have 48. Great job if you've been keeping up. Here are this month's blocks.

Block 45

attributed to: Anne Marie Coles / Gloucester

You can hand or machine piece this block. I'd opt for hand piecing because of the angles. Overall, not too difficult but there are quite a few pieces to keep track of.

Block 46

attributed to: Lydia R.Deacon

Okay Lydia, you get a ribbon for this block! This one is going to be a challenge and I can't wait to see what everyone does. The red and green pieces in the outer ring look like they were cut from a medium to large scale print so you get the variation in the pieces. Have fun!

Block 47

attributed to: Susan B. Haines / Rancocas

Your pattern is going to look different yet similar to the antique block. I couldn't bear to squiggle and squash this one into odd shapes so we're making ours a little different. You'll piece the sun together and then applique it to your background square in one unit. If you're brave, you can draw an oval and use the triangles from the pattern to do your own thing.

Block 48

attributed to: Charles D Kemble / Jobstown

I rather like this block! It's a sweet ring of petals with little corner flourishes. I went for a more symmetrical look in the corners and have little sprays of petals. 

 

 

Ella Maria Deacon Quilt - Month 12

 

 

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Ella Maria Deacon Quilt – Month 11

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There are the blocks included in our quilt for month 10  -

 

Block 41

Attributed to: John Stockton Turner / New Jersey

This wild and crazy block can be hand or machine pieced. A foundation piecing pattern is also included. 

 

Block 42

The inscription reads: Oft in tender recollection

Call to mind thine absent friend

Cherish for her that affection

Which I trust will never end

Martha Buzby 8 Mo. 20th 1841 

This block is a squashed Dresden plate. Stitch it just like you would a regular plate and you won't have any trouble.

Block 43

attributed to: Louisa W Horner

Block 44

Attributed to: Martha Deacon

 

Have a great month everyone and stay well! 

 

Ella Maria Deacon Quilt - Month 11

 

 

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