One side was done, another made but not attached, leaving two more that needed to be pieced by hand. All the pieces were cut.
It all began years ago when I saw this Baltimore Bride quilt in Patchwork & Applique: From Traditional Quilts to Fun Fashions.
After taking a class with Elly Sienkiewicz in Paducah in 1994 I was hooked on Baltimore Album applique. I drafted this block from the one in the picture above.
I chose designs with a diagonal focus and lots of points or fronds.
I was definitely testing my skills. (Sorry about the shadow.)
I don't remember if this was one of Elly's patterns or not.
In any case I wasn't thrilled with this block because the design is smaller than the other three making the top look a little off-balance. But it is what it is.
I've always liked the way the triangles form a heart in the middle of each border. And now that all 4 sides are done, I've decided to end the quilt here with no fancy border. At some point I will hand quilt it. But wait . . .
Don't laugh! Years ago on one of our Lancaster trips I bought this fabric specifically with this quilt in mind. . .
What was I thinking?? Certainly not a border because this quilt was going to be a lot larger than it is. Maybe the back?? Yikes! In any case I'm not using it in this quilt :)
Copyright 2016, Barbara Schaffer