Friday, April 27, 2012

Baltimore Album Quilt Blocks

I have researched appliqued quilt blocks, both on Etsy and Artfire. It seems that everyone selling these blocks simply fuse the fabric to the background and leave you to do the finishing work. I think I might be the only one either of these sites to sell completely finished blocks, ready to use.
I have just started a new collection of blocks, my favorite, Baltimore Album blocks. Here's what I have so far.

If all this isn't enough, I go through great lengths to make a great block. Check out the work on the back. I draw all the tail threads to the back and thread them through the stitching. These stitches will never come out.


Lin said...

I despise lick 'n stick. I don't know how some people count that as quilting. EVER. It's like saying you "sew" and gluing the pieces together. Doesn't count, people.

I love your work! :) I hope you show this when you are selling your blocks, so people can see the amount of work that goes into it.

I'm a hand applique gal. But that is why I haven't quilted in so long--no time. I'll bet once Em goes to college, I'll make the time again. I hope so.

Terence said...

Awesome pictures.