Thursday, March 14, 2013

Little Beech Tree quilt block

Little Beech Tree
March 14, 1933-Little Beech Tree "utilizes even the smallest scraps" wrote Nancy Cabot of this block from 1810.  This block was found only in Kentucky and the New England states according to Nancy.  The block was sometimes called the Scrap Bag Tree in the "hills of Kentucky" because of the small size of the blocks she wrote.

This is not a block that should be made as a 6" block.  There are 64 little squares that represent the leaves of the tree.  I think it would be a very easy block in a large size.  It could be made with 16 four patch blocks.

This block can be found in Electric Quilt's BlockBase as #839 exactly as Nancy Cabot drew it.

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