1857 Album Quilt – Blocks 52 – 53 – 54 – 55


It felt a little bit like spring today. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy much of it. I spent most of the day going back and forth with our cable tv provider trying to get a new cable box activated in the garage for my hubby. By 4 this afternoon I felt like that was under control but when I went to fix dinner I discovered they had turned off the service in the kitchen! After dinner I spent another hour or two going back and forth with them getting that turned back on. I'm not a fan of our provider!!!! Considering it's late in the day today before I'm getting your blocks posted I guess I'm not much more dependable than they are!

I've got four blocks for you today and they really are a fun group so let's get right to it!

Block 52

This block was made by Celia

I hope you can see this block was constructed by appliqueing small segments of a vine like print in a circle.

If you haven't found a fabric for this block yet, here's one I'm considering.

Block 53
The block was made by E. Gowdey. The stitching on the leaves has worn away.

Block 54
This block is signed in tiny cross stitched letters - H B
I tried to tidy this block up a bit. The pattern has templates for the star and triangles in the center section. I was tempted to make a pieced block for the center but decided to stick with the original and applique those shapes.

Block 55
This block has a tiny cross stitch signature too. It's signed simply - A. A.

This flower and leaf diamonds of this block were pieced together first and then the shape was appliqued to the block. I've followed this same technique in my instructions.

I really like this group of blocks and can't wait to see what you do with yours. If anyone finds great broderie perse fabric for Block 52, please share it with the rest of us. I'm always on the lookout for fabric!


The 1857 Album Quilt - Block Set 16


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3 Responses to “1857 Album Quilt – Blocks 52 – 53 – 54 – 55”

  1. Terri Drake April 3, 2017 at 5:32 pm #

    Love the blocks that have been posted for this quilt. I’m curious as to how many more sets there will be as I’m preparing to move to Ecuador in a few months and don’t want to miss any of the blocks.

    Thank you so much for all the wonderful patterns you share, your time and your talent. Take care and God bless.

  2. jacky dittmer April 4, 2017 at 6:03 am #

    Thank you once more for sharing the patterns from this remarkable quilt. Ive had the best time with this project, selecting fabrics and colors, choosing stitching methods and admiring the blocks on my design wall. ive loved this stitching project from block one. Jacky

  3. Mamypatch April 6, 2017 at 2:22 am #

    Encore et toujours un grand merci.
    Bonne journée

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