Monday, February 29, 2016

C-2 Liberty Tree Month 6

B-3 Liberty Tree Month 6
History and Details of the Original Block

Sew Along Block 6
"The Liberty Tree was a popular symbol during the American Revolution. Esther’s tree has 36 circles made from cotton dress fabrics dating circa 1830s to 1850s. The script in this block is her political statement about preserving the Union." ... Neva Hart

Inked:  "Tree of Liberty - United States"

Dawn's Liberty Tree Block - 9" Block
I finished my block when this project was still in the planning stages.  If I had the detailed photo of the block, I might have chosen different fabrics, but I am pleased with my results.
I stitched the trunk and branches first, adding a few circles here and there as I went.  After a few branches were down,  I rewarded myself with a few colorful circles.
I back baste my circles.  I know there are many, many popular tools and techniques for circles.  Enjoy your process!  There is no one single right  technique.  If you want to read more or try something new, you might like to start HERE on our Blog Tutorial Tab.
We will be sharing your blocks mid month with a linkup here.
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Happy Stitching,

Dawn and Doreen 


  1. Your Liberty Tree block is beautiful!
    Such a fabulous selection of fabrics for those Union apples.
    I don't see a single repeat.

  2. Yours is just beautiful and so true to the original. I'm afraid I have not been so true. But this one is my favorite and I'm even thinking of making an entire Liberty Tree quilt! Thanks for sharing.

    1. A complete quilt,of this block would be amazing. Go for it!!

  3. Beautiful ! love the fabrics - makes an interesting little 'fabric sampler' :)

    1. A great blocks to showcase pretty fabrics!

  4. I loved learning about this block. Looking at the thumbnail of the antique quilt, I thought this block was a bunch of balloons! And with the rainbows, I felt it looked so 1930s. Glad to know the true history and meaning. Thanks.

    lizzy at gone to the beach

  5. Further proof 19th century fabrics weren't all that drab!