Has anyone out there made a Baltimore Album Quilt (BAQ)?
Thought about it?
Well I have one that is very started - I might have 1 more block to go... (I was going to share a photo or two, but I am having a batteries problem again - I know "I'm HOPELESS!")
& I "want" to make another one or two album quilts... (Want in quotations, because I want them done now, not in the 1+ year time frame that it takes to hand applique them...)
As I was looking at those Taupes yesterday, I was thinking wouldn't that make a great BAQ? (Expensive but GREAT!)
So I started to look beyond the fabrics and into the quilts... So I went to google and searched... I found some good stuff!
Maryland Historical Society & Quilter's Muse (Click on Baltimore Album - but don't stop there, lots of great stuff on that site.) The Applique Society to name a few sites. You can see quite a few BAQ quilts here on the Baltimore Applique Society website.
What/Who got me thing about this? Deborah, thats who. We have the same book, Baltimore Bouquets by: Mimi Dietrich, Deborah is adding neat embellishments to her blocks... I plan on using the same book, but I will swap out some of the patterns given for a couple cutwork appliques. This one of mine may be a monochromatic quilt in blues or a blue & yellow quilt. (Nothing to suprising there, huh?) One of the block makers in Mimi's book did the monochromatic blue version - it looks like blue on white china. :o) Does anyone remember me wanting that Porcelain Kitty fabric... (Can you say backing.... UGH I am so bad to myself!)
Oh & for the record, I am now "really" thinking about the "Taupe" BAQ too... Or maybe just a BOM... Like this one from Pinwheels: PING. I have been assured that none of the 200+ fabrics in the actual Chrysanthemums will repeat - so it will benice & scrappy just the way I like my quilts... It is English Paper pieced, so I can have it as a to go project... I think it is even less expensive that the kitty BOM from Keepsake Quilting that I shared yesterday.... (It is only 9 months...) I would rather have the kitty patterns anyway... Not to terribly thrilled with the watercolor background or the setting...