My First Quilt, a Baltimore Album

posted by Emily
Thu, Jul 28 2011


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My husband decided I needed a hobby so he found an ad in the newspaper for a quilting class.  I went to make him happy.  The teacher asked what kind of quilt would I be interested in making.  I said I had no idea what kind of quilts there were.  So she said she would teach the class to do Baltimore Albums.  She said anything else would be too simple.  Little did I know what a Baltimore Album was.  She gave us one block pattern a week and it usually took me 2 to 4 weeks to complete a block as I stockpiled the rest as they came in.  All in all, it took me 2 years and 3 months to finish a queen sized Baltimore album, hand quilting it until it was finished.  I entered it into the Florida State Fair and it took the Blue Ribbon for First Place and the Purple Ribbon for Best of Show!  I couldn't believe it.  It was all because our teacher, Helga Curtis, author of three quilting books, thought we were capable of doing something difficult. 

Comments

Karla wrote re: My First Quilt, a Baltimore Album
on Thu, Jul 28 2011 10:07 PM

Obviously you were very capable!  Beautiful quilt and well deserved ribbons.

Barbara wrote re: My First Quilt, a Baltimore Album
on Thu, Jul 28 2011 11:36 PM

Emilia, what a wonderful way to get into quilting and to win, a blue ribbion. Your quilt is beautiful. Barbara

Prairie Crafter wrote re: My First Quilt, a Baltimore Album
on Fri, Jul 29 2011 4:33 AM

Stunning! So much work and patience. Wow

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: My First Quilt, a Baltimore Album
on Fri, Jul 29 2011 8:07 AM

Wow - Emilia --- what a project for a first quilt.  And a blue ribbon to boot!!!!  Way to go.  BUT how are you going to top this? :o)  

Lynda wrote re: My First Quilt, a Baltimore Album
on Fri, Jul 29 2011 11:31 AM

Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations! You were born to quilt.

Valerie wrote re: My First Quilt, a Baltimore Album
on Fri, Jul 29 2011 1:16 PM

I love the Baltimore Album quilts, never made one though.

Beth D wrote re: My First Quilt, a Baltimore Album
on Fri, Jul 29 2011 1:16 PM

That is absolutely gorgeous!

gini wrote re: My First Quilt, a Baltimore Album
on Sun, Jul 31 2011 1:33 AM

wonderful quilt

Patti wrote re: My First Quilt, a Baltimore Album
on Sun, Jul 31 2011 8:08 AM

Emilia! What a wonderful quilt.  I am glad you stuck with it.  Many novice quilters would have given up.  It's exquisite!  You certainly are not a novice quilter any more.

Marie wrote re: My First Quilt, a Baltimore Album
on Mon, Aug 1 2011 9:16 PM

I'm proud of my first quilt but this tops them all Emilia!  WOW!  I'm looking forward to your next quilt!

Cynthia wrote re: My First Quilt, a Baltimore Album
on Thu, Aug 4 2011 9:34 AM

Stunning!  Worthy of BEST in SHOW!

abcd wrote re: My First Quilt, a Baltimore Album
on Thu, Aug 4 2011 7:17 PM

This one actually takes my breath away~  Fantastic!

tinamom wrote re: My First Quilt, a Baltimore Album
on Thu, Aug 4 2011 10:48 PM

I look forward to seeing more of your quilting Emilia!  Wow what a successful first project! I hope you enjoyed the experience and have become as happily  hooked as the rest of us here are!

UmaKathy wrote re: My First Quilt, a Baltimore Album
on Thu, Aug 11 2011 5:02 PM

Amazing first quilt.  Do you take orders???

DIANES-16 wrote re: My First Quilt, a Baltimore Album
on Fri, Sep 2 2011 1:33 PM

WOW!! What a beautiful quilt!  I love Baltimore quilts and plan to do one soon.  You accomplished a lot and certainly deserved the ribbons you won.  Keep up the good work!

Deb wrote re: My First Quilt, a Baltimore Album
on Sat, Sep 24 2011 3:41 AM

It will be tough to top this one, as it is your first! Your ribbons are well deserved, I am sure your husband is really proud of you but really he doesn`t know what he has done, I am sure you are now totally addicted, can`t wait to see how you can top this gorgeous quilt a 9patch will be just too boring for you...LOL

Sheila wrote re: My First Quilt, a Baltimore Album
on Tue, Dec 6 2011 1:08 PM

If this is your first quilt, I want to be around for your 101st! Absolutely amazing! It makes me cringe because of how cautious I am.

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