I am in awe, you have done such a great job with your blocks, I have loved this quilt from the first time I saw it a few years ago. I really should follow your lead and persistence / dedication and make the blocks toobeautifulthanks for the inspirationkathie
Your so kind Kathie! It truly is a fun project, if you love applique. The block start out a bit boring with all the green leaves but then they come alive when the stems and flowers are added. As I finish each block, I am pulling out the next background block, and looking forward to a whole new experience. I guess that is why I like applique better than I do piecing the same block or two over and over.
Wow! Your blocks look incredible! This will be one incredible quilt!
Thank you so much, I definitely have been bitten by the applique bug!
Gorgeous blocks! I love those woven baskets...Julierose
Love the baskets too! They are what drew me to this quilt when I first saw it. Thanks so much for stopping by!
So glad you have shown them all together- they look wonderful! Hard to pick a favourite. Hilda
12 out of 25 done, it was time to take a minute to reflect. Hopefully by the end of next summer all of them will be done.
Wow, this is beautiful - your blocks are all so lovely, what a lot of work and it's going to look amazing once assembled.
Thanks Raewyn, I am looking forward to hand quilting this one for sure!
My book arrived. I hope it isn't just an addition to my quilt library. I want to make some of the blocks. You inspired me.
I hope that you do, Karen. I often think about the maker of the original quilt, can't imagine being that talented!
Lovely blocks, your work is great.Almost half way there. Before you know it you'll have the full set.Cheering you on...
It does help to have a group of cheerleaders giving me inspiration! I decided to continue stitching on them thru the winter, but my evenings will be devoted to getting some quilts hand quilted, so I probably won't get as many done, but each one brings me closer to finishing.
Absolutely gorgeous, awesome, beautiful and breathtaking. And for something so new it looks so vintage.
Well the original quilt was made in the early 19th century. I am amazed at how they could come up with these patterns. They didn't have all the sewing notions and patterns that we have today. Maybe we would be more creative if we had to come up with original ideas. I think a lot about whoever it was that created this quilt originally. I hope somehow she knows that all these years later so many are still enjoying what she created.
And you certainly deserve to be celebrating! Those blocks are gorgeous! I'm looking forward to seeing how you put them together, once you get the others done. You're almost half way there.
Little celebrations are important to me, they keep me going. Love being able to hear almost half way there! Thanks for stopping by.
It looks amazing Carla! I can't believe how quickly you have completed all these complex blocks!Thanks for linking up and hope you are enjoying your slow stitching!
It is nice to look back and reflect. I find setting goals helps to keep me motivated. Each block is a new experience and keeps me interested.
Your Baltimore Garden blocks are so beautiful! Twelve blocks finished in just a few months is a huge accomplishment. You make me think I should pull out some applique again.
I find it hard to piece to hundreds of identical blocks for a quilt, but with applique each block is a like a new project.
Great job! Your blocks are looking wonderful.:)
Yes they are, Audrey, I am looking forward to have them completed by the end of next summer!
Amazing! I am in awe of your work. Your blocks look wonderful.
Thanks Deb, I am really enjoying these, and applique is all about practice. It was such a struggle to learn but, now I feel very comfortable with it.
Just amazing! It is obvious a lot of talent, patience and perseverance went into your blocks. Very inspiring!Kerry
Thanks so much, I really enjoy applique and love to garden so this quilt fits the bill. Thanks for stopping by!
congrats~! congrats~!! congrats~!!!~they are absolutely gorgeous.:-)libbyQ
Your blocks are really lovely!
Love your choice of colours and fabrics
Thank you! I have seen this quilt done in many ways, but I love that traditional red and green. I ordered all the fabric online, so I was so pleased when they all worked together as I had hoped! Thank you for stopping by your kind words are appreciated!
Amazing / Lovely / Gorgeous! ( if I even got one of these done I'd be thrilled ! : )
Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by. I have stopped making blocks for the winter and turned to my hand quilting, but as soon as the weather warms again I hope to complete the other half of the blocks. This definitely is a once in a lifetime quilt, but I am really enjoying the journey!