Finally! Details of New BOM!

I am very excited to announce my new Block of the Month!  With Sue Garman’s permission, I am combining two of her fabulous quilts, “Friends of Baltimore” and “Baltimore Squared”.  We will be stitching 9 of my favorite blocks from “Friends of Baltimore” and using the setting from”Baltimore Squared” to bring the blocks to life.  Of course, you can expect a step-by-step tutorial on my blog for each block and also any finishing techniques.  I can’t wait to begin and I hope that you will join me!  I truly believe that every appliquer has a Baltimore quilt in them and I hope this is it!

So this BOM is set up differently than the last two and  you will find it much more convenient.  When you sign up, you will enter in your credit card information, and your card will be automatically charged each month.  You won’t need to order each block individually.  Yippee!  You can sign up for “Friends of Baltimore/Baltimore Squared” on my website.  Sign-ups will begin today (Canada Day!) and continue until August 31.  When you sign up, you will be paying for Block 1.   On September 1, I will ship Block 1 to everyone that has signed up.  On October 1, your credit card will be charged for Block 2 and then I will ship them out the following day.  Much easier to you (and me!).

I can’t tell you how thrilled I was when I found out my “Friends of Baltimore” was awarded the Excellence of Workmanship in Applique at Quilt Canada a couple of weeks ago.  Pinch me, I must be dreaming!!!  Since this is like the Academy Awards of Quilting, I would like to thank Sue Garman for creating such an awesome pattern and for being such an inspiration to me…..I would like to thank Ruth Quinn of Stitching Impressions  for the truly amazing machine quilting that she did.  I would especially like to thank Colleen Dadd who convinced me to “just throw the quilt in the washing machine” and who also took the time to re-wash the quilt so she could block it for me.  And I would like to thank everyone who commented on my blog posts and encouraged me to keep going on this quilt.  I thank you all from the bottom of my heart!!


Moving right along….I finished the borders for my Trail Mix quilt.  How lucky was I to find the exact shade of brown I was looking for in my very own stash??  I love when that happens!!


First border is on…and it fits perfectly!!!  Interesting…..I just noticed one of the blocks in the border is going the going the wrong way…..such is life!


Finished!!!  OK, I just noticed that a lot of the blocks in the border are going the wrong way.  What else can you do but laugh???



Til next time…..



12 thoughts on “Finally! Details of New BOM!

  1. Congratulations on your award! Your FOB definitely deserved it. You put so much of your heart into your quilts. As to those borders, I sure can’t tell; don’t point them out and I’d be willing to bet most people won’t. 😉
    I’m going to give serious consideration to doing the new BOM…what’s another project?!?

  2. Congratulations on your prize! I still have to go for two borders and two blocks for the Friends of Baltimore. I will not partcipate in your new BOM as I have the original pattern by Sue Garman. I wish you lots of success and again, chapeau for your Friends!

  3. Your work is beautiful, Kerry, and YOU are an inspiration for me! Congrats on your recent award…certainly well–deserved.

  4. Congratulations, it’s a beautiful quilt. I’ve been following your blog for sometime and really appreciate your work. I’m a relative beginner at quilting. I’ve been seriously quilting for about three year and have discovered that I really enjoy applique the most. Do you think your new BOM would be too much for a newish quilter. I’m ready for a challenge but the Friends of Baltimore looks daunting!!! Thanks again for sharing your talents.

  5. I can see why your quilt won you an award. It’s stunning. Congratulations! Now for the Trail Mix border, if there’s more than one that’s different, who’s to say which way is the right way? Nobody else will notice and it’s beautiful. What great quilt for scraps.

  6. Your Baltimore Quilt is so beautiful. Congratulations. What a tribute to Sue Garman that you will be doing some blocks. I have the complete patterns and fabrics. Will I be able to be part of this group?

  7. Congratulations on you award winning quilt. I am thinking of doing the next Baltimore classes. Can you guess at the approximate monthly charge? Will fabric for blocks be provided? I need to know the answer to these questions to make my decision. Thanks for offering this new quilt and for your time involving preparations. I would appreciate an answer to my questions. Kay H.

  8. Your work is breath-taking!!! Congratulations on your well deserved award!!! Do you iron the appliqué fabric to the freezer paper templates first or are you using starch or another method to prepare your appliqué pieces prior to stitching? I have done mostly back basting.

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