This lovely red-and-green album quilt from the mid-1800s belongs to Gay Bomers, and it has captured the hearts of many quilters since it was introduced as a block-of-the-month at Sentimental Stitches. There is even a dedicated Beyond the Cherry Tree blog for BTCT enthusiasts!
The quilt has fifteen blocks, each measuring 16-1/2 inches, and the size of the finished quilt is 98 1/2″ × 98 1/2". Gay Bomers has carefully documented each block, including the unique quilting designs, and has created full size patterns that are provided with a color photo from the antique quilt. The block patterns are available in the Sentimental Stitches online shop.
Beyond The Cherry Trees was the first project in the "Polka Dot Garden" series. Gay Bomers says: "The Polka Dot Garden is a series of projects that touch my heart and feed my hunger for all things polka dot. Some will be large, some small, some quilts, some not. I promise they'll all be fun!"
Image credits: Images are shown with the generous permission of Gay Bomers.