Friday, December 18, 2009

"This One's For Me"

 Updated 3/2017-- all links (except to my own posts) removed as many no longer active. and it was easier than checking each one.

I love Baltimore Album Quilts but am more of a piecer than appliquér when it comes to quilting. I found some fabric in the remnant bind at JoAnne’s years ago that was a pre-printed Baltimore Album panel. There were seven or eight whole blocks and some partial blocks in the piece. I machine pieced the six best blocks together with sashing, then hand quilted it.
I then entitled this “cheater” Baltimore Album Quilt “This One’s for Me”. I even embroidered it on the label along with the date I finished it. The quilt is 52 in X 68 in. It resides on my couch.

Here is a close up view of one of the blocks.
Here is a close up of another of the blocks.
Here is a view of the back of the flowers and vase block to show the quilting. I treated the blocks as if they were true Baltimore Album blocks and quilted around each leaf, each flower, etc.

For more information on Baltimore Album Quilts:
  • Baltimore Album Quilts: Timeless Beauties: Why Are These Nineteenth Century Gems Called “Baltimore Album Quilts”? by Patricia L. Cummings
  • Baltimore Album Quilts: elegant appliqué
  • Baltimore Appliqué Society
  • Marylou McDonald: Welcome to the wonderful world of Baltimore Album Quilts


StitchinByTheLake said...

I think it's beautiful - I just love hand quilting though. I made a Christmas wallhanging this year from a panel. It was fast and it was cute and it was a great gift! blessings, marlene

Dr. Smak said...

Ramona, your work is always beautiful, but this one really stands out.

mark's tails said...

Agreed, another beauty!