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Baltimore Blues - top is finally done!
Nov 14, 2012, 08:24 AMpvillelou
Baltimore Blues - top is finally done!
It's been a long process but I finally finished this quilt top. The original pattern was from www.fatcatpatterns.com
as a BOM several years ago but no longer free. It had 9 applique blocks - but I quit at 5. When you look at the closeup and see the number of pieces in a block, I think you will understand why. I was determined not to buy any more fabric for setting up the blocks so there are lots of shades of blue but I think it turned out fine.
Nov 14, 2012, 08:25 AMpvillelou
This block is my favorite so I put it in the center.
Nov 14, 2012, 08:30 AMemb115724
nice work love the colors
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Nov 14, 2012, 08:33 AMQuiltinana2
Lovely quilt - what a lot of work! I love your colors, and I'm partial to scrappy. I think variety is the spice of life. Nice job, Mary Lou.
Nov 14, 2012, 08:34 AMtoryam
Very pretty! I love the colors!
Nov 14, 2012, 08:36 AMindycatCarol
Beautiful. I like how you used 4 "same" pieced blocks to help expand it.
Nov 14, 2012, 08:48 AMGonesewin
that is one gorgeous quilt. I am not a Baltimore fan but yours could make me change my mind!
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Nov 14, 2012, 08:54 AMsewlove2quilt
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Nov 14, 2012, 09:02 AMElainetoo
Beautiful! Love the colors and layout.
Nov 14, 2012, 09:25 AMBoopsieD
Just Beautiful! I like how you added the braid/trellis at top and bottom to give it some length.
Nov 14, 2012, 09:31 AMBrandyquilter
Lovely! Congratulations on a beautiful quilt.
Nov 14, 2012, 09:41 AMwildcatmom
Very Pretty! You made some great choices, fabrics and settings for your blocks. Figuring those things out when I don't follow a quilt "plan" takes me SO much time.
Nov 14, 2012, 09:45 AMmcpatches
Love it just the way it is! You did a great job.
Nov 14, 2012, 09:45 AMDownsouth
Mary Lou, it's beautiful! I have been waiting to see one of these finished. Applique is so much work and I like how you switched over and did the combination.
Quiltbea, are you next to finish yours?
Nov 14, 2012, 09:55 AMAuntJo
Mary Lou it's beautiful!! I love it.
Nov 14, 2012, 11:01 AMFlorida Farm Girl
That's a lovely quilt!! I like applique patterns too, but some of them have a whole bunch of tiny pieces. I can understand how you'd just quit after a while. Love the blues.
Nov 14, 2012, 11:22 AMquiltbea
Its beautiful. I love the alternate blocks you used to finish it. Great job.
Nov 14, 2012, 11:34 AMmuggomuggo
my philosophy: there are no real mistakes in quilting, just design opportunities!!
Nov 14, 2012, 11:44 AMmonkeymom
Nov 14, 2012, 11:48 AMSew Happy
It is beautiful!!!
I printed out the patterns when they were free but decided I'm not very good at needleturn applique so never started. I sure do like it!
Nov 14, 2012, 11:59 AMMountainLaurel
I love it! I think the colors are beautiful. Nice job!
Nov 14, 2012, 12:04 PMKeepYouInStitches
Definitely gorgeous! I have the pattern, but because of the tedious applique it may never get done!
Nov 14, 2012, 12:26 PMHappy Erme
Nov 14, 2012, 01:04 PMTcMay
That is such a wonderful timeless classic...love all the blues and yellows together...crisp and such a clean look. You did good...
Nov 14, 2012, 01:09 PMJ Lu
Beautiful and I'm in Baltimore
Nov 14, 2012, 02:54 PMstm1804
Beautiful! I'll bet it is even more spectacular in person!
Nov 14, 2012, 04:38 PMpvillelou
Thank you for all of these wonderful compliments. Although right now I'm a little tired of looking at all those blues, I am pleased with the result. DH and I are fortunate enough to get to spend a couple of weeks each winter in sunny Florida and this applique traveled with me several winters.
I love nice machine quilting but it doesn't seem right to have a hand appliqued quilt machine quilted so I haven't decided yet which I'll do.
Nov 14, 2012, 05:47 PMneedlecrazy
Love, love, love it! Mary Lou, that is gorgeous.
I think machine quilting goes very well with nice hand applique if that's what you want to do. I know you do beautiful hand quilting, so that would be a great compliment if you want to go that route.
However you decide to finish it, that is a treasure.
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Nov 14, 2012, 06:15 PMCr8tve1
WOW! That looks awesome! Love how you laid it out.
Nov 14, 2012, 07:03 PMroyalboomer
Oh that is so beautiful!! Love your colors and the setting. You do wonderful work
Nov 14, 2012, 07:52 PMbritgal
love it, beautiful.
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Nov 14, 2012, 08:03 PMcksvett
Great quilt. Well worth all the time you put into it... Chris
Nov 14, 2012, 08:17 PMChlynn1129
Nov 15, 2012, 02:17 AMAngelaC
Pretty! I remember printing those off...still have 'em somewhere to make, someday.
Nov 15, 2012, 06:16 AMMiss Lensews2
Very pretty quilt & I love the layout of your blocks. Looks like a lot of delicate work went into the making. Looks like a winner.
Nov 15, 2012, 06:55 AMelsie123
I've always loved the Baltimore quilts, and have visions of making one someday. I especially like your color choices. Wonderful work.
Nov 15, 2012, 08:45 AMStrings
It is lovely! You did a great job on it. Very appealing color combo.
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Nov 15, 2012, 09:47 AMmw8930
That is beautiful!!
Nov 15, 2012, 11:34 PMNICUnurse
So Beautiful!! Something you'll treasure always!!
Nov 16, 2012, 10:08 PMfishingwidow
I love it!!! You did a great job.
Nov 30, 2012, 11:19 PMLanaR
Very pretty! I will be right down to get it. LOL! Blue is my favorite color.
Dec 01, 2012, 09:10 AMNavy Wife
That is a beautiful quilt. I love the applique and patchwork together, and the colors are my favorites. Good job!
Dec 01, 2012, 09:32 AMquiltslots
You have one beautiful quilt there. What an accomplishment and a wonderful heirloom! Great Job!
Dec 01, 2012, 10:10 AMMissmommy
Dec 01, 2012, 10:40 AMQuiltaholic
This quilt is gorgeous!!
Dec 01, 2012, 11:23 AMekbuckeye
What a beauty! You did a fantastic job.
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Dec 01, 2012, 06:22 PMLumpy Tush
Very beautiful. Keep up the good work.
Dec 01, 2012, 08:18 PMkatiemedarlin
Beautiful! I've finished five too and have completely stalled - they're HARD. Perhaps I need to take a page from your book and alternate with something else because I think they'll sit in the closet at this stage of the game.
Great job and congrats on finishing that quilt!
Dec 01, 2012, 08:26 PMalexemmarose
very pretty quilt!
Dec 02, 2012, 10:24 AMNickilee
Very pretty! You know how much I love blue so if your are really tired of that color..... just saying LOL!
Seriously, gorgeous quilt!