Thursday, February 3, 2011

Friends of Baltimore

Well, I finally took the plunge and signed up for Sue Garman's wonderful Baltimore Album Quilt, Friends of Baltimore.



I've been following along on her blog as she designed it, and patiently waiting for the pattern to be available. It's so stunning, and I can't imagine the amount of work it took to create it. Here is a close-up of one of the first month's two blocks.




Each border is unique, and each vase different. The flowers in the vases at the corners are appliqued after the borders are sewn together, hiding the seams, which I haven't see before.




If you want to join up, the BOM is available now at Quakertown Quilts. There are a lot of different ways to order it; pattern, kit, or even an option to have the pattern printed out on freezer paper already, which I think is a great idea for us time-crunched stitchers. You can read more about the quilt, and see more pictures, on Sue's blog. Care to join me??


Maybe you've noticed the new button on my sidebar. I've been selected as one of the 50 Best Quilting Blogs by Guide to Art Schools. There are some very talented ladies on the list, and I am honored to be in such great company! Be sure and check out the list, either by clicking on the button, or here. There are many of my favorite blogs listed, and some that are new to me. I'll be checking out the new ones to see what I'm missing.

Please keep our Aussie friends affected by Hurricane Yasi in your thoughts and prayers.

20 comments:

Hardin County Keepsakes said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!
it is beautiful.
you are brave to take on such a project.
judy j

Donna in SW PA said...

Good Luck! I'll watch your progress!

Hilda said...

Congratulations on your selection Lisa !! And so well deserved - my favourite blog.
Sue Garman's Baltimore is stunning isn't it - every block is a masterpiece and the border even more so.... Good luck with it - a wonderful challenge and I'm looking forward to following your progress :)

Christine said...

Oh yes I am thinking about this one too, I saw the quilt at Sue' place in November last year, it is beautiful

cheers
Christine

Christine said...

Love your new button, big grin congratulations

Christine

Janet said...

It's an amazing quilt and will be an heirloom for certain. I'm very smitten with the quilt too and have been watching Sue's progress with it. Are you getting the fabrics with the patterns?
Congratulations on the blog selection, well desrved!

Quilt Azubi said...

Oh my goodness.. :D
wish you good luck !! :)

Kat

Cheryl said...

Love the new button and CONGRATULATIONS! This Baltimore quilt is a beauty!

Mary Lou Casada said...

Oh! I took the plunge, too!! Couldn't resist after following Sue! But I'm convinced I won't get to it this year...just didn't want to pass up the opportunity! :-D I'll be watching your progress!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Lori said...

That is one amazing quilt that I will enjoy watching your progress on!!

Sheila said...

Lisa,
A big congrats on being picked as a Best Quilt Blog!!! I heartily agree with that assessment.
The new Baltimore Album Quilt is beyond stunning. It represents the best that today's quilters have to offer. Truly a beautiful, beautiful quilt.
We will love seeing your progress on that masterpiece.

YankeeQuilter said...

That is one gorgeous Baltimore Album Quilt! Very tempting...really like the fabric selection (more blues and purples than earlier BAQ patterns.) Did I mention very tempting...

Congrats on your selection.

Miriam said...

Congratulations on your selection into the 50 Best Quilting Blogs! Well deserved!!!

I have been admiring the Friends of Baltimore Quilt for a couple of weeks. I am veeerry tempted!!!! Aren't those borders amazing!

Janet said...

Congratulations on the button. Can't wait to see your Baltimore blocks.
Janet

Joan said...

Oh goodnes - beautiful quilt and wow - what a lot of work :) Look forward to seeing some of it whan you get the book and tackle your first block.

John'aLee said...

That is such an amazing quilt. I'm sure it will be an heirloom one for you when it gets done!

Beth said...

Lisa, congratulations on being selected one of the 50 Best Quilting Blogs by Guide to Art Schools. This is a testament to your hard work and attention to detail with your wonderful blog.

Claire and I also say 'Thanks!' for your good words :-)

Beth

Kate said...

Hi Lisa- I succumbed to temptation too, although I won't start this year I wanted to get the freezer paper option.

Karen said...

Looks like tons of work but the end product will be worth it.

Marji said...

Hi, My name is Marjorie and I found your blog by google searching for the Baltimore Friends quilt. I'm strongly considering starting this quilt, although it's been years upon years since I've done any quilting. I do sew, and knit, and weave, and ...
And I'm from Traverse City, although currently I'm on the Chesapeake, living on a sailboat. I was in GR though about 3 weeks ago, visiting my son and daughter-in-law there. My son is a firefighter with GR fire dept.
Have you started this quilt? Guess I should refresh this page and see if your blog has recent entries and an update on the quilt.
I can't tell from the site at Quakertown quilts what they're using for background fabric. The only site that tells what background they're using, that I can find, started this BOM in June and are sold out on both the ivory background kits and the white that they were offering.