Ella Maria Deacon Quilt – Month 14


Hello October!

I'm enjoying the beautiful fall colors of northern Michigan and can see some of them in our Ella Maria quilt. The reds of the Maple trees, the yellows of the Beech trees against the green of the pines. 

This was my view out my window today. It's been a really blustery day with wind gusts of at least 50 mph and rain on and off but the colors are still pretty. Let's get to this month's blocks. They are pretty great!

Block 53

attributed to: Elizabeth H Burr

What a block! This one is a bit of a challenge. I have presented it slightly different than the original and hope it'll be a bit easier to stitch. The overall look is exactly the same so have fun. I added some stitching notes to the pattern page on how I'd tackle the block.

Block 54

attributed to: Sarah B Deacon / New Jersey / 1842

What a pretty applique block. I think this one will be a joy to stitch. The colors are pretty and so true to the era.

Block 55

attributed to: M C Coles / Remember me / 1841

I like this block! You could piece together the petals of the outer ring and then applique the top edge but I'll tackle this one in a different way. I'm going to applique a circle of just the green petals all in one piece with a straight sneak over of fabric under the red ones. Next, I'll add the red petals individually on top of the green ring. Cover the raw edges with a circle of background fabric and then add the four red center pieces leaving the square in the middle or............you could do the red center pieces all as one and put another square on top.

Block 56

attributed to: B _______ Chapman / Mount Holly / May 27 / 1842

What can I say? This is just a great applique block. You'll have fun with this one.

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 14



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