I am really excited to be working on the next block of Sue Garman’s “Friends of Baltimore”. When I finish this block, I will be able to stitch together another row, which I can then add to my first completed row! I am going to start hyper-ventilating real soon!
First I started with the vase. The dark brown piece at the top was the first one to be stitched in place, and then the pieces below it followed.
Next, the remaining dark brown pieces were stitched in place. The long edges will be covered by the light brown sections, so the edges do not need to be turned under.
And, finally, the last section is added. The top edge looks odd, but will be covered with flowers and leaves.
Next, the handles were added and some stems and leaves. Please allow me to gush about these leaves! I fussy-cut each leaf with the lighter green “veins” running lengthwise. I am pleased as punch!
Now that the berries are in place, I can start to fill the vase with many, many flowers!
I can’t think of a better way to spend the cold winter evening than hand-quilting Sue Garman’s “Bouquets For A New Day”. Here is another completed block!
Til next time…
13 thoughts on “So darn excited!”
The quilt and hand stitching is looking great! You always do a great job!
Oh, how I love your quilt. You’re doing a wonderful job on it. I’m about to start one and I’m a little nervous because I’ve never done one. Seeing yours definitely is a push to start on it.
Thank you! There is no time like the present to start your quilt! Once you get started, you will wonder why you waited! good luck!
Your leaves are fabulous! Love how you fussy cut them to make them shine. You are moving through this project so quickly! Congrats on your wonderful progress!
Thanks, Audrey, for the encouraging words! I really love working on this quilt.
I would be excited too at finishing such intricate Baltimore style blocks.
You are right, the blocks are intricate…but not difficult!
Beautiful – thanks for showing your progress! They look wonderful laid out together.
That vase is beautiful. Gush away at those cute little leaves. I love the second and third look at applique and finding special little touches like those fussy cut leaves. I like that you are doing your sashing as you go, I am currently working on what feels like a thousand half square triangles for a dog tooth border.
Happy Stitching Kerri
Thanks! I must say I am tickled the way the whole thing is coming together! I really like to do things “as I go”, then it isn’t so overwhelming at the end!
Wow, you are doing sooo well!!! Seeing yours is just the push I need to get mine out again. Now to decide which block to start next.