This is what's been keeping me off the streets this week. I'm making this queen size quilt for a customer from mostly Jo Morton fabrics that she picked out. Each album block is made from a different fabric. I have a total of 72 blocks to make, and I think it's going to be just stunning when it's finished. I'll show you more of it later ;)
I did take time out to attend the Baltimore Applique Society meeting last night and was treated to a lovely show and tell and a lecture from Pat and Arlan Christ from Berks County PA. The lecture was titled "100 Years of Quilting" and presented about 30 quilts representational of the style and format changes of the period. I loved the "Folk-Artiness" of this small appliqued Baltimore style quilt.
This one was an example of the trend seen in the end of the 1800s to make quilts of many tiny scraps. These pinwheels are small, and then it's topped off with that cute pieced border!
Last, but not least is the Captain James Andrew quilt. How about that Stairstep border! It was made in 1849 by Elizabeth Andrews in honor of her marriage to the Captain. The quilt was in the care of Cora Spensor of St Michaels Maryland for years after the deaths of the Andrews, and now it's in Pat and Arlan's private collection and care. There's nothing like seeing it in person ~ Arlan indicated that this quilt will be on display at Quilt Odyssey in Hershey PA next July :)
Now, my break's over, I have to get back to the sewing machine...
Enjoy the day!