i have been itching to make another baltimore quilt. i just got in the mail today, a book called baltimore's country cousins by susan mckelvey. i think i will start this in the spring.
the patterns are fairly easy, nothing too complicated. there are examples in the book of how to use individual blocks; i.e., outlining them for framing, putting two or three together for a table runner, wall hangings. i think this would be a great project for beginners. a couple of the patterns are super cool. the blocks are 12inches, but she has a sizing chart for enlarging them. one block, enlarged, could make a great center for a medallion quilt.
she has color considerations for each block on how to choose colors; not which colors, but how color works in the block. like where to use large prints or stronger colors.
is anyone interested in making this quilt as a group? check the book out at your LQS, see what you think. i would be willing to lead this project if anyone is interested. gini
gini in north idaho
I'd be interested in joining this group.
OH Gini. I'm interested. I don't know if I should start another one though. I'll have to think about it. Will get the book though.
gini:a book called baltimore's cousins by susan mckelvey
Gini, I have the book "Baltimore's Country Cousins" by Susan McKelvey. Is this the same book or is there another with slightly different name? I would be interested in doing this with a group if you get one going.
Carol W. in Arkansas
carol it's the same book, i just forgot a word gini
there carol, i fixed it . thanks for letting me know gini
there carol, i fixed it thanks for bringing it to my attention gini
I thought it probably was, just wanted to be sure. I've been sitting here looking at it. It does have some nice blocks. I had forgotten I had the book until you mentioned it. Thanks for the reminder! Now I remember why I bought it in the first place.
I would, Gini.
I just looked on Amazon and the book is only $13.57. The motifs are adorable. I've wanted to make a Baltimore Album quilt for a long time and this way I'll have our group to do it with. It's so much better to make a quilt with my QCA buddies!
the book is $12.75 at Quilt Books USA.
does quilt books usa have free shipping? i always wait until i have $25 of books to order and get free shipping amazon has this in used books for 11.97. gini
Doesn't look like they have free shipping Gini. I wait to have $25 to purchase at Barnes and Noble too.
OK GiniI found it on American Quilter's Society (publisher) for $5.99 with shipping it's $8.57. I'm getting it from them.
Would love to be in the group. I have been looking at all the blocks from TAT and Snowbound. I got all the patterns, but hav been to busy to do any of them. I have decided that this next year I am going to take the time to feel the needle and thread going through fabric again!!! My book is ordered...
"I cannot count my day complete until needle and thread meet."
kris, you are a super shopper gini