Friday, March 13, 2020

Deacon Blocks 21-24

I've now completed 1/4 of the 85 blocks needed for this quilt and am enjoying every minute but there's still a long way to go!


Block 21 is attributed to Eliza C. Rogers, Mount Holly 1842 and was a fairly easy block to make except for those center points. I ripped out and tried 5 times, yes 5! to get it right but it just wasn't meant to be. That ever happen to you?


Block 22 attributed to Charles Kemble, Philadelphia. There was a lot of prep work for this one. My method of applique was to do two yellow petals and then add a red in between. Do you recognize that old chrome yellow? 


Block 23 was another broderie perse. I fused and cut the u-shaped floral from a pillar print that I had then appliqued it by machine using a small zig-zag stitch. It was fairly quick and easy.


Block 24 is my favorite in this group. Those buds were a challenge because of their size and the narrow points where they meet the pink flower. The clever treatment along the edges was created by appliqueing triangles on all four sides and in each corner. The original block is dated in the Quaker style: 4 mo 14th 1842 or the 4th month 14th day 1842 and signed by Albert(a?) Haines. 

That's it for now. Looking forward to the next set on Sunday :)




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Copyright 2020, Barbara Schaffer


10 comments:

  1. I love these blocks. And if there's any imperfection in that first block I sure don't see it! Each one looks like a challenge, and you've conquered them all.

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    1. Thank you! I'm really enjoying making these blocks!

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  2. Beautiful work on those gorgeous blocks! ---"Love"

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  3. Oh these are just beautiful. And, no I have never had to take out a seam and re-do it. Oops, my nose is growing! And, yes I do recognize that old chrome yellow although I cannot remember what line it was from. I may still have a scrid of it left.

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  4. The good part about doing a sampler is the variety of blocks you get to play with. I don't know what it is about those simple pinwheel style blocks and trying to get that center to come out right. 5X? You have more patience than me! Your blocks look great.

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  5. Very sweet blocks. Your color palette is so nice. What a genius idea to applique those triangles.

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  6. Your blocks look really great. I like 22 too
    Your colors combinations are so great!

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