Beyond The Cherry Trees Block 23

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Clutch and I have been so busy working on the first border strip for next month's pattern that I almost forgot to share the "in progress" photos of Block 23 of our Beyond The Cherry Trees quilt.


It's a pretty classic block and I didn't make many changes except to round out the wreath and smooth some lines. I really try to resist the temptation to "make it all perfect" which is my nature. If you look closely you can see the layered flowers on all four sides of the wreath.


I thought it was interesting the way she made the bow. It looks like she took her strips of fabric just like ribbon and circled them around. I would have cut the shape to make them all round and smooth. I noticed the break in the wreath circle was right there in a prominent spot by the bow.


Here's a close up of one of the layered flowers where all of the color has faded from the fabric. We've talked before about the possibility of a pink or blue fabric that has lost all it's color and we can be pretty sure that's what happened here. The only problem is there are three layers to the flower and I doubt it had both pink and blue layers stacked on top of each other. More likely it was pink and white layers or blue and white layers. I opted to label the flowers as pink on the pattern but that's just a guess.


You'll want to be sure and use either your pink or blue in the buds next to the layered flowers. The buds is one place where you could bring in the opposite of the color you selected for the layered flower to use in at least one of the bud sections.


Isn't this flower adorable with its little red polka dot?


You'll want to be careful when doing the reverse applique on this flower.


And now for the hidden stitches! This flower was right in the center of the wreath.


These two leaves were down near the bottom


I almost missed this little leaf attached the the first flower I found.


And finally, two leaves tucked in around the outside of the wreath. All in all, a pretty great block.

Next month we'll start on those borders! Each side is different and filled with lots of great quilting. If you haven't downloaded this months block you can get it on the Beyond The Cherry Trees page.

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4 Responses to “Beyond The Cherry Trees Block 23”

  1. Mimi August 17, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    Pictures do not show and when clicked say error 404 not found???? your end or mine with the problems?????

    Thanks

  2. LoriD August 18, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    No photos here either…

  3. Donna August 25, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    Hi–I’ve been unable to download block 23–I am doing something wrong or am I too late?
    Would appreciate help/knowing what I’m doing wrong. Thanks! 🙂

  4. Gay August 27, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    If you click on the text Block 23 just below the picture the file will open for you. I just tested it and it’s working but if you are still having problems please email me and we’ll figure it out.

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