Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Time Zooms!

Time isn't flying by--it has been zooming by!  Sorry it has been so long since I have posted--it isn't because I'm not quilting.  Actually, I'm not sure why--I suppose because I have been so busy quilting.  I shared a picture of the whole cloth quilt I'm working on.  Still working on it, but I've finished the inner medallion and am quilting the swags around it along with the grid as far as my frame reaches as I go around.  Is that clear as mud?  I am working in circles because the lovely Quilter's Dream wool batting I'm using has a good bit of loft--beautifully fluffy--and I don't want to let it get bunchy in any one place by working too far out.

More mud?

Here's the other project keeping me busy~

These are the fabrics for my guild's 2012  Challenge.

Here are two of the blocks.  I'm making a very simple Baltimore Album quilt, using Mimi Dietrich's book Baltimore Basics.  That book is out of print, but she has just come out with a new book for anyone who wants to try making a BAQ.  It's called Baltimore Blocks for Beginners.  I haven't seen it yet, but I'm betting it's just as great as her others.

Here's the one I've been working on today--it's finished and clean, just waiting to be ironed and put on my design wall with the others.

Now I'm getting really ambitious---just ordered Barbara Burnham's book Baltimore Garden Quilt.  I may be getting in over my head, but I'm looking forward to trying!