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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