Monday, July 13, 2009

Baltimore Applique Day

Today is my monthly Baltimore Applique Class, so here is the 'unveiling' of my block from this past month. I had shown the layered roses earlier while things were in progress, but this is the finished product. The skill that we had learned was Layered Roses. I thought this was a fun block to do for July. The pattern for this block can be found in The City Springs Commemorative Quilt booklet made by the Baltimore Applique Society for the Maryland Historical Society. I think I might do next month's block from this book as well.

I have 9 blocks done now, and am planning on my quilt being 4 blocks x 4 blocks set with red sashing ~ so I still have a ways to go. I need to figure out what I want to do for my borders as well, and I'm checking out every picture of a Baltimore Album quilt that I can find to see what elements I like. I love the planning though ~ that and picking out the fabrics is one of my favorite aspects of quilting...so I still have a lot more fun coming from this quilt!

Enjoy your day!
~ Dawn

4 comments:

Kathie said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL! oh wow a great job and great choices of fabrics
love the blue for the bird.
I have to go back now and see your other blocks.
I bought this patterns years ago in hopes someday my skills would be good enough
Kathie

blushing rose said...

Spectacular workmanship. Dying to see it all together TTFN ~Marydon

Karen said...

I like this block! Patriotic blocks are always special to me. You did such good workmanship on stitching this.

Danielle said...

Stunning, beautiful, just lovely. That is going to be an amazing quilt, can't wait to see more!