Thursday, November 25, 2010
The formal " Baltimore"
This is my first " Baltimore" that I made very early in my quilting journey, it was the 3rd quilt I made after doing a beginner's class. I must have been crazy when I started this quilt. Most of the blocks were from Elly's " Spoken Without A Word" and there are 2 - Row 1, 2nd block and Row 5, 2nd block that I drew from a photo of a quilt in a book ( can't remember which)
This was in the days when applique fabric was scarce, the pinks were taken from a Hawaiian print and I found a tied dye shirt which I cut up. There are a lot of hand quilting in this quilt, 22 reels worth and I do remember that quantity as I've never done it again since! I also did a bit of trapunto work and that was rather fun.
Wished I had the stash I have now when I was making this quilt, the colours would have been better. Still, I did learn a lot of needleturn applique from Elly's book. Kim McL
Posted by kim mclean at 4:50 PM