Finally finished!  Here is the last HST border being stitched on…


And here is the finished top of Sue Garman’s “Friends of Baltimore”!






I started this quilt about 3 1/2 years ago and loved every moment of it.  Now that I am finished, I have been walking around in a bit of a fog.  I miss working on it already!

I said it before and I’ll say it again….this quilt is not difficult.  Honestly!  When I first purchased the patterns, I really didn’t believe I would ever start it, let alone finish it.  But then I started looking at just the blocks by themselves, and I soon realized that the pieces (although there are lots of them!) are very manageable.  Just start with one piece, and then another and then another.  Before you know it, you will be on your way!!

Til next time….



60 thoughts on “Finished!!

  1. Very nice. I don’t have anywhere to put a quilt that size but one day I plan to do a wall size.

    How are you going to quilt it?

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  2. Truly spectacular. I wish you would post a photo of each block. I am on my third block and I need color help. Your choices are PERFECT. You are right….this is FUN to do.

  3. Your to be commended on completing such an incredibly ornate and beautiful quilt. WOW! One can almost feel you beaming with well-deserved pride, from here in Oshawa,Ont. Way to go!!

  4. Congratulations!!! I have been following your blog for about a year and enjoyed every step of the way with you. You are my inspiration to continue my applique quilt, one block at a time, one piece at a time. Thank you. Martha from Tellico Plains, TN

  5. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your journey with this incredibly beautiful quilt. I was thinking you might feel a bit of a loss now that it’s done.

  6. Kerry: When I grow up, I want to be just like you! LOL!! This is an incredible, simply mind-boggling should feel so proud!! Thank you for taking us all on the journey with you. What’s next? After this, anything else will be in the catagory “Hard shoes to fill.”

  7. Three and a half years – that’s good to know. You are so fast appliqueing I thought one year. It is a perfectly gorgeous quilt, Kerry!

  8. Beautiful absolutely beautiful. It is awesome Kerry. One of the nicest I’ve seen and I’ve trawled many a website looking at them. But If I remember I’m sure you said you were going to start a similar quilt of your own design this year which I eagerly await. Looking forward to the first panel lol. Barbara in Cyprus xx

  9. Absolutely beautiful, I do enjoy reading your blog! Thank you for sharing your work and I’ll look forward to seeing what us next! Celia in England

  10. This is beautiful Kerry! Perhaps you could do a tutorial on how to select fabrics for such a detailed quilt? I really enjoyed watching your progress. Linda

  11. kerry, absolutely beautiful. Congratulations, finishing a quilt is a great feeling I’m sure!! I enjoy following your progress and instruction – thank you

  12. I think you have the best attitude (kind of like mine)! When faced with a quilting challenge just focus on one piece at a time! You finished quilt is an absolute masterpiece. You did a tremendous job and all of your tutorials along the way were so interesting and helpful! Congrats on a fine finish.

  13. On Friday, even last night, you and I spoke briefly about this and that, and there were many times that you could have bragged about this achievement. I am only just aware of how inspirational you have been over the last 3 years, especially given Friday’s moments. This has been your personal goal and private accomplishment that has been shared with anyone who wanted to learn. You are a phenomenal teacher. You are an exceptional project designer and skillful mastercraftswoman. You have used every gift you’ve been given and Im sure you are ready to do it again. Thank you for such tremendous leadership. Oh, and by the way, the quilt is beautiful! Xoxo

  14. Oh Oh…how fantabulous Kerry! You finishing up your beauty and I’m getting ready to start mine.
    I have really enjoyed watching your progress on this master piece and have savored your generous tips, photos and thought processes. I don’t think I have seen a good comparison to all you have shown here on your blog……especially when I was so scared to rinse out finished blocks from another project……..oh my….I DID live over it!! ha! Your adventure will be a wealth of information as I start mine and I want to THANK YOU so much for sharing. I whined and pined over doing this one and by following you along I saw that it was doable and I gained the courage to finally do one too.
    I was wondering if you remember which Robert Kaufman Fusions blue you used on your eagle and scattered throughout in parts across the top too? I have located some BUT there are several shades and I just can not decide on which one…..aaargh! I certainly don’t want to end up with a purple tinted one……..but then again, you may have ordered the kit….like I wish I had done…. before that Quakertown shop closed stopped carrying Sue Garman’s patterns and kits.
    I have been gathering fabrics for a while but have just not been able to decide on the blue for the eagle…………As I sit and look….stare….and study the pattern…..I find on some days I experience a “sinking spell”……..will I really be able to fight to the finish?!! LOL!
    Once again, you must be HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY with your Baltimore treasure!! I would be!!!

    • Hi Belinda” Thanks so much for the wonderful comments!! I am so glad you have found my posts helpful and that you are starting this amazing quilt. You go girl!!
      I purchased the patterns and fabric together as a Block Of The Month, but was very disappointed with the fabrics (there just wasn’t enough variety) so I ended up using quite a bit of fabric from my own stash. If you send me your address, I will send you some of the blue Fusions fabric that I used and a few other fabrics I have left over.

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