Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Baltimore Christmas - first block done!

Minus the eye. Still figuring out how to tackle a teenie circle.

Baltimore Christmas Quilt Block 3
(Estimated time spent making this block: 25 hours)

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18 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic! I've had better luck with needle turn than yo-yos when the circles are pencil eraser size. And there's always satin stitch.

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  2. Well done! That's the thing about hand applique, it requires time, lots and lots of time. But it's such a rewarding feeling in the end. I love it.

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  3. LOVE IT! I wish I could hand applique like that. i can't wait to see the next block. :)

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  4. What method did you use on the pear stems? That should work for the eye ball.
    BTW Your applique is AMAZING!

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  5. Beautiful! One of the things on my "bucket list" is to do a Baltimore album quilt. Can't wait to see yours finished!

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  6. So beautiful Anina!

    To make all sizes of circles you could use a set of Perfect Circles by Karen Kay Buckley. They come in two different sets.

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  7. Oh it's gorgeous!! And all backbasted. I'm definitely going to try that.

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  8. I love your bird! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Wow! It is beautiful. I don't seem to have the patience to work on hand applique.

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  10. Excellent work and I love the fabrics you chose!

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  11. Oh my gosh that's dedication!

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  12. GORGEOUS! I always admire such beautiful hand applique. You clearly have serious skills!

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  13. Wow, it's lovely, and only 25 hours? I think I'd still be working on it 250 hours later! Can you embroider an eye or is that cheating in Baltimore quilts?

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  14. Hi! Greetings from Finland! That is so lovely! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

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  15. Nice job. Boy, it looks great! What about doing a nice satin-stitch circle for the eye?

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