Thursday, April 21, 2011

Beyond the Cherry Tree Quilt Block update

I do not have a large design wall so nine at a time will have to do.  The top left block looks huge! LOL

They are a little quirky and that is why I love them so much.

Individually the blocks aren't that special. But all together I think they are wonderful!

Here are the three latest blocks.


I had been planning on attending a quilt show this weekend but with the price of gas going crazy I wasn't too keen on driving 160 miles one way. If any of you are near Salem, Oregon there is a quilt show in Rickreall.
Have a great weekend!

52 comments:

  1. You have put a lot of beautiful work into your appliques. It is a gorgeous piece. I spent the day learning the hard way and making messes, lol.

    Debbie

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  2. Lori, your BTCT is fabulous. Seeing all your blocks together makes me want to do nothing but work on mine. I'm out of town for the next week so I'm taking some projects with me, this will be one of them. I love the stripe you have used.

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  3. Lori, your BTCT is fabulous. Seeing all your blocks together makes me want to do nothing but work on mine. I'm out of town for the next week so I'm taking some projects with me, this will be one of them. I love the stripe you have used.

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  4. Lori,

    Your blocks are looking wonderful! I love the folk art flair in this pattern. It is always nice to see your applique in progress.

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  5. Your applique blocks look awesome! :D

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  6. My heart has done a little skippity beat when I saw your blocks together. They look fabulous.

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  7. Your Cherry Tree blocks are wonderful! Are you planning on making all the blocks? Makes a pretty big quilt.

    I think most of us are rethinking traveling distances by car with the price of gas. Guess it is a way to force us to use less. But I do like seeing pictures from quilt shows you attend.

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  8. OMGosh!! This quilt is stunning and will be cherished for generations to come!! Love it! WOW!!
    Paulette

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  9. Oh, Lori your blocks looks so pretty when they are all together!! I love it!!

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  10. They might be a little quirky but they have tons of charisma!! Gorgeous stuff -- and in my favorite reds, greens and golds. I hadn't allowed myself to covet this pattern, but after seeing yours...LOL You are a bad influence!! :-D I love the striped leaves; they look like Susan McCord. Sigh. How can I resist?
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  11. Lori they look wonderful all together. It will look stunning when finished.

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  12. Ooh, love your applique blocks! Quirky is great. I love the red and green combo.

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  13. You're right it does look great together! Fab work as usual!

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  14. what can i say, i'm speechless, in absolute "awe" of your talents....can you adopt me so i can inherit your beautiful quilts someday!

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  15. I think your blocks look marvelous together. Some are so formal and others so free and fun. With so much variety there is lots to look at. I like how you used the stripes in the leaves :0)

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  16. Your BTCT blocks look wonderful! It's great to see them next to each other. Happy Easter!

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  17. You have done quite a lot of appliqué. I am sure this will be a stunning quilt!

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  18. Oh Gosh!!! Lori, your applique blocks are absolutely wonderful!!!
    My brother's wife made a Baltimore a few years ago, it took her 8 years to complete, she hand did the entire quilt, quilting and all!!! So I congratulate you on your perseverance!!!!

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  19. looking beautiful. I love this quilt too and its because the blocks are folk arty to me! sorry you can't go to the quilt show, too bad there weren't a few friends that you could go with and share the expenses...
    staying home and stitching sounds like fun too!
    thanks for sharing your blocks with us
    inspiring
    Kathie

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  20. What wonderful, wonderful blocks. That is going to be an amazing quilt!

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  21. Quirky is good and these blocks are fantastic - love your colour and fabric choices - especially striped leaves!

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  22. Wonderful blocks! I think they are amazing individually and together! Makes me want to applique!

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  23. OH, Lori! Your blocks are so wonderful! I love the colors, and the motion and the quirkyness!! I know...gas prices are way out of hand!

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  24. Oh those blocks are so beautiful! Love the colors!

    I don't go too many place anymore either with gas prices being what they are. I'm guessing that's the plan? To have all of us stay home? Otherwise, I don't get why they are so high.

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  25. Lori, your work is stunning!

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  26. The applique is just amazing. This quilt is going to be fantastic. I love the colors and the flok artsy feel of it. Your work is so beautiful.

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  27. They look so wonderful all put together!!! You are way ahead of me, I better get going!!!

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  28. Your blocks are just beautiful!

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  29. I so look forward to your posts. Your work is so beautiful and gives me so much inspiration. Hugs.

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  30. You have a stunning quilt on your hands!

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  31. I love your blocks, Lori! I may have to try to get mine all together (but not stacked) for a photo op. You've done a beautiful job with them.

    Quilt show on Easter weekend? What were they thinking?

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  32. Lori, Your BTCT blocks looks GREAT! I am so behind on mine, need to finish certain project then I can come back to my BTCT....

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  33. Oh, I just love your blocks - so classic, and, as you said, quirky! That is what is great about applique of the past, I think. Love the use of striped green fabric in the wreath - last pic!

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  34. Those are charming blocks and they look fabulous together. Do you have plans for a border?

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  35. They are great Lori! Wonderful blank spaces for fun quilting.

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  36. I love it when everyone posts their first nine blocks! Yours are so wonderful. The use of the stripes in the leaves really gives some movement to the piece. When doing Block #2 I also thought it looked "heavy" but as we complete more we can keep that in mind and it will all balance out in the end.
    My favorite greenhouse is a 2 1/2 hour drive also and will probably not be visited this season...sigh...

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  37. Oh Lori, these are luscious blocks and I'm in luv with them!!! My own word for these blocks is classic. I wasn't thinking they were anything but classic. I really really love them. Maybe that means I'm quirky? Shhh. Xactly.

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  38. I absolutely love these blocks -- and I love them individually as well as all together. If I ever get around to making a quilt like this, I would definitely go for the quirky look -- it's just so sweet.

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  39. How wonderful to see your nine blocks together. It's interesting how many have noticed and commented on the striped fabrics you used. They indeed add something extra special to this group. Pat yourself on the back. Well done!

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  40. these blocks are gorgeous and look totally awesome set together on the design wall~!!~

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  41. Your blocks are gorgeous! I tell ya,...gas prices are killer and especially for my commuter husband. I'm afraid to see our next gas charges bill. It is a shame that so many are giving up travel this weekend. I hope yours turns out to be a good one. Happy Easter.

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  42. Wow! I didn't know we share a love of applique! This is beautiful. Are you using a book?

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  43. Hello Lori, I have not attempted such applique work....the lastest blocks are gorgeous...very inspiring for a novice like me...love the colour combinations....the petrol prices here have sky rocketed as well...Warm Regards, Lyn

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  44. I wanted to wish you a Happy Easter! I saw the photos over at Quilts In The Barn, your meeting looks like it was so much fun in NYC. Ive enjoyed catching up with you today, taking a brewk in between unloading...
    I will be glad to be able to come visit you more often.... Thinking of ya.xo

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  45. Oh your quilt is looking wonderful! What progress you've made while I was gone!

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  46. Wow, your CT quilt looks awesome individually and together! Just love the fabrics you are using too!

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  47. These blocks are really beautiful. This will be a fantastic quilt.

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  48. Just gorgeous like everything else you make. I have started collecting the blocks on number 12. I am sure hoping that she will publish as a book. The individual blocks cost as much as 2 gallons of gas LOL.

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  49. I think they are all fabulous, individually and in a group!

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  50. I just stumbled onto your blog and your applique work is beautiful. You are to be congratulated for doing a quilt that will be envied by all.

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