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May 24

America the Beautiful-trees, schools, Bounty & fences

I am late posting these blocks although we have been working steadily away at our project. We have been cutting kits and then sewing, so sometimes it takes a while before blocks actually get put together, but we are a little over halfway done now. We worked on the Schoolhouse block together, then did the bell applique as homework. It took a while for us to remember to bring the blocks back for photos, so we finished these a couple months ago. It lives in the upper left directly under the Flag block. We each chose different fabrics for the barns and adjoining tree, and even though they are different, they are all very cute! Don’t you want to attend one of these little schoolhouses?

block by ShaRee

ShaRee Barn Block

block by Sue

Sue Barn Block

block by Terry

Terry Barn Block

 

After making our “big forest” of six trees in January, we worked on all the other small pine tree blocks that fit in various spots around the quilt. They are as different as we are!

block by ShaRee

ShaRee Assorted Trees

 

block by Sue

Sue Assorted Trees

block by Terry

Terry Assorted Trees

The next block we accomplished was done in April and is called the Bounty block. There are actually three of these identical blocks in various spots around the quilt, but I’ve only taken a photo of one each. These blocks are comprised of four smaller types of blocks. Our center log cabin, set on point, and our square in squares, also on point, are done in the same fabrics. We all fell in love with that color combo and those fabrics and did them the same, although we ran out of the corner fabric so I chose something different. Our independent spirits came out in the half-square triangles where I chose one different green fabric, and the pinwheels, which are all different. The pinwheel variations give each block a different feel. So interesting how a small variation can do that.

block by ShaRee

block by Sue

Sue Bounty Block

block by Terry

Terry Bounty Block

And lastly, the blocks done in May are the Fence blocks which hang out with a house, the barn, and one set of deciduous trees. ShaRee found the cute sunflower fabric to use as our background and she used a different fabric for the fence than Terry and I used, creating two types of lovely split rail fences.

block by ShaRee

ShaRee Fence Blocks

 block by Sue

Sue Fence Blocks

block by Terry

Terry Fence Blocks

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