A beauty from Stella Rubin's inventory
Encyclopedia of Applique #1.22
Basic applique block--- a lot of leaves.
In my Encyclopedia of Applique the index begins with wreaths and leaf blocks, numbered in the 1.20s.
Variations on 1.22, a relatively popular antebellum album block
From an auction at Cowan's about 7 years ago.
1.22 in the corners
Variation of #1.21
These are among the simplest applique blocks for learning some skills
in curved shapes. In this one, currently for sale online, you don't even have
to worry about points.
Half red/half green---a bud
A 1930s variation, no number.
A little awkward
Another awkward version, probably from the 1960s when applique
skills seemed to crater.
You can do better than that!
You could add some fruit but that's a whole different number.
Flowers make it more complex.
As complex as you like.
Addie Little seems to have needed to fill up the empty space.
here at the Quilt Index:
You need a leaf template or two, some folded bias and a circle template
(I like an old 45 record.)
Stars always good.