What An Antique Quilt – Beyond The Cherry Trees Block 2


At first glance you think these blocks are pretty simple red and green applique designs but let me tell you, nothing is symmetrical, square or straight in any way. What a dilemma! How much do you change? How symmetrical do you make them? What to do when a hidden quilting design overlaps from one block to the next? These are things I've really struggled with doing this easy block I chose for November.

You can get Block 2 here.

Here's what I came up with. I drafted the block more symmetrical than the original as you'll see when comparing the pattern to the photo of the antique block.

I'm going to draft the quilting motifs on individual pages with the seam lines marked where they overlap blocks and label which side belongs on which block. I'll post them separately.

The morning is about gone so I'm going to get dressed and head over to town. Diane wants a picture of the fat quarter boat at Lolly's and to answer the question "where is everyone in the sewing room"? We asked the same questions and have no clue. Maybe they were all tired and went to bed early!

The November Sally Post Floral Sampler Quilt block is posted too.

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2 Responses to “What An Antique Quilt – Beyond The Cherry Trees Block 2”

  1. Amy R November 19, 2009 at 11:05 am #

    Hi Gay! Thanks for the blocks. I’m a fan of Jo Morton and a few of us are going to be meeting up in Shipshewana this Saturday. There are some among us that are Janer’s too, so it only seemed natural. Thanks for the little glimpses into the shops and sights in the area. Looking forward to Saturday~ amy

  2. Lynne November 19, 2009 at 4:21 pm #

    Thankyou so much Gaye
    This quilt is just a delight 🙂 Have a great weekend with lots of fun and laughter 🙂

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