Vintage applique blocks

Before the rolling circus of moving things out and putting things away goes any further (those of you keeping a close eye on our domestic arrangements need to know that my Grand Scheme is almost finished, last round of painting and carpet this next week) here are the applique blocks I mentioned in the previous post.  Acquired 10 years ago at International Quilt Festival, the blocks measure 20inches square (approx).  The stitching is fine and even, the fabrics possibly home-dyed – that wonderful pine blue/green that looks almost black in some lights.  I would estimate date being somewhere around 1840 – ?  There’s something very joyful about the large-scale design – hope you enjoy!