Thursday, December 10, 2009

Red and white....

I really hoped that I would have the top finished by the end of the year. I only have the side triangles to go, but it won't happen, it's a lot more work.
 There is 16 of the side triangles because it is queen size. I couldn't wait to put it together though, so I left a little bit of the end seams open to put the triangles in later. I don't know how I'm going to quilt it, and I am open for ideas. I'm thinking the background in a straight line grid, but I don't know about the red areas. Send me your thoughts if you have quilted applique quilts! I think I'll go around the applique inside and out but not through the layers. Or should I go through the layers like Hawaiian quilts? If you've made a Baltimore Album quilt let me know. All these blocks came from the Baltimore Album books by Elly Sienkiewicz.


  1. Gorgeous! I think echo quilting is the way to go (around the applique). But, some of the blocks look like the applique had more room, so maybe a few will have stitching over them?

  2. What a stunning quilt. A simple grid would be lovely and I would outline the appliques first. The blocks will pop up so I would echo quilt inside the shapes. A lot of quilting but it will be so worth it. The other way if you liked the look would be to ignore the applique and do the grid all through them like on the antique quilts.

  3. All the Hawaiian quilts I have seen are shadow quilted around the applique. I've never seen a Hawaiian sampler, so I don't know what you would do when the blocks meet. Judging by your other work, I'm sure it will be awsome no matter what you choose.
    Happy Holidays!
    PS: I see in your bio you are an AZ quilter, too. I hope you don't mind me recomending Phoenix Quilting Examiner for local quilting news.