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:

Marjorie said...

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.

Connie said...

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.

Vicky said...

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

The Calico Cat said...

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

Suzan said...

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

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

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.

Annette said...

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

Tonya said...

Wow! I looks great!

Michelle in NH said...

I love your bird! Happy Thanksgiving!

Lynda said...

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

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Excellent work and I love the fabrics you chose!

Robin said...

Beautiful, Anina! Wow!

mjb said...

Oh my gosh that's dedication!

Jackie said...

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

Wendy said...

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?

Ulla's Quilt World said...

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! :)

LynCC said...

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

Joyce said...

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