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…..