|Classic red and cream basket of blooms|
Anyone who knows me knows that I do NOT hand applique, so when I found a pile of Baltimore Album blocks for sale I immediately grabbed them. Did I say they were NOT hand appliqued? Oh, sorry about that. These are printed panels that only replicate beautiful, traditional blocks and boy did I have fun with them!
|Beautiful blue urn with a classic pineapple and pomegranates|
I pulled colors from the panels: green, blue, mustard, deep crimson and cream. I searched my stash and found perfect fabrics to make Dogtooth triangles. These were tricky as the panel size could not be divided evenly into thirds. I fudged it - so don't look closely at the triangle points as they touch the panel - I lopped off points. But hey - I'm not into perfect, are you?
|A lovely wreath, book and bird. Have you ever seen a bird with a book in real life?|
|Stop looking at the lopped off points! Look at the beautiful urn of flowers!|
And how will they look together?
This is as far as I've gotten. I have about a dozen panels. I've pieced the triangles and will continue to play with these. I've been working on them for about 2 years. I'm never in a hurry. Do you think people making Baltimore Album blocks finish theirs in 2 years? I think not!
I will use a thin 1" strip between the blocks to "float" the cream and to avoid having all those points come together.
I hope you enjoyed my cheater's Baltimore Album quilt progress. I think I will pull the box out today and play a little more.
I think it is beautiful - now I will have to look for a 'cheater' panel cuz' I really like this.ReplyDelete
what a wonderful find and love what you are doing with themReplyDelete
Simply authentic like you xReplyDelete
you are doing such a great job on these, and so creative!! i just love the way your mind works. firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
The colors are so striking!ReplyDelete
I think the cheater way is a great way to go, and your triangles are a super setting. I agree with you on floating the blocks - who wants to try to make all those points line up? I wouldn't! It's a beautiful set of blocks, so far, and I expect the whole thing will look wonderful when you finish. Slow work is good. We're all in too much of a hurry these days.ReplyDelete
I love the triangles your putting on, that's perfect for them.ReplyDelete
I'm a fudge/floater too...hehe. However, sometimes I do sweat the small stuff and sometimes I don't :)
These are so stunning. What beautiful work you do.ReplyDelete