Thursday, December 29, 2011

The 5th Day of Christmas

Baltimore Album Quilts are near and dear to my heart. I'm writing a report on them for my quilt history group, and it's a mammoth task. I've got a stack of books and materials two feet high next to my computer.

Here is one that sold on New Year's Day 2010 for $28,250. Some of the signatures of Baltimore residents on the quilt include Louisa Blessing and Elizabeth Sharp. Oh, to have lived in Baltimore in the 1840's!














17 comments:

Taryn said...

Gorgeous!! I wish I could attend your talk about the BA quilts. Where was the the one you photographed sold?

Vivian said...

This one is definitely a stunner. If you find a way to go back to the 1840s, let me know. I'll be right behind you. So much from the mid 1800s just tugs at my heart--the fashion, the manners, the style of living, the pace of life, and of course, the quilts.

Miriam said...

What a stunning quilt!!!

baukje said...

So BEAUTIFUL!!

Janet said...

What a glorious quilt! I love the border on this one and the use of those special fabrics in the urns and the blue accents. What a task indeed, all the best with the writing, it must be quite an honour.

Karen said...

I have never made a Baltimore Album quilt though I dearly love them. I have lots of patterns and really should make a block now and then and I would get there eventually. I like the style with the buildings and people figures on them.

Frances Leate said...

I am enjoying your 12 days of Christmas blogs and absolutely love Baltimore quilts. Good luck with the talk. Happy New Year!

Janet said...

Oh my, how lovely.
How many pages will your report be?
Good luck.
Janet

Maxine said...

I love Baltimore Albums, too. Will you share your report with your blog readers? I sure hope so.

Heather said...

I love Baltimore album quilts and have traveled to Baltimore to see some in person. Thanks for posting this one, it is such a delight. Good luck with the research and report, the history of these beauties is just fascinating and I love to imagine the women of the past as I work on my own blocks.

Janet said...

WOW!! The needlework and creative skills those women had astounds me!

Susie said...

How beautiful!

Quilt Station said...

beautiful quilts Lisa (this post and the previous one)I'm having trouble keping up, I blink and there's two more 'days of Christmas' up LOL.
Loving the eye candy, thanks heaps...
And...happy New Year.

Lori said...

Wow! What an amazing quilt and an interesting topic!!

Kathie said...

oh how I wish I could be there
I have always love BA quilts and learned how to applique so I could make one someday
I LOVE< LOVE< LOVE this one the blocks are amazing the border is just sooooo beautiful.
would love to read your report since I can't be there!
thanks for sharing you made my day I will keep coming back to see these pictures
Kathie

Hilda said...

That is superb Lisa - wish I could see it "live". I have recently started my first Baltimore - and the blocks are SO time consuming. Great colours in this one..

Dawn said...

My study group has a session on Baltimore Albums coming up. Fascinating study with the symbolism and needle skills. This one looks like it is in mint condition!