Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sneak peeks at another oldie

I wanted to change my header so I took some photos of some of my Baltimore Album style blocks.See the birds eyes? they are cut out of a fabric I have that's actually not eyes.

I have about twenty blocks done and need to do five more, some inking and compose a border. Whew that's a lot of work! I might finish by the time my hair turns completely grey and I'm in a nursing home.

I haven't worked on any of these blocks this last year. I cut my teeth on applique with them, maybe I should set myself the task of at least doing another block soon.
If you come back, you'll see the whole of these blocks next time.

25 comments:

Juliann in WA said...

Oh my goodness - this is what you worked on as you were learning to applique? They are lovely! I took the vine pattern out to enlarge the shapes today and hope to make some copies onto freezer paper tonight. I even think I have enough fabric for the panels - am I committing????

Fiesta said...

Janet you are the queen of applique. Those blocks are astonishing.
I only wish I could applique that neatly.

Amy said...

Janet,
OMG! Your blocks are gorgeous. Finish them up and make the quilt...Its far to pretty just to set there.....WOW! Amy

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh my gosh - your stuff just gets more and more gorgeous! That eye is unbelievable! Oh if I only had 1/4 of your talent!

Judy H. said...

Absolutely beautiful!

pamina said...

Can't wait to see the whole of your blocks ! What a wonderful job !!!

tracey said...

let me get this straight: these are your FIRST applique blocks?

*gasp*

you were born with a needle in hand, weren't you?

you are amazing.

tracey

QuiltedSimple said...

These blocks are amazing! You do beautiful applique. I can't wait to see the rest of the quilt!
Kris

QuiltedSimple said...

These blocks are amazing! You do beautiful applique. I can't wait to see the rest of the quilt!
Kris

Quiltnbee said...

Your work is incredible. I am sure enjoying the photos of your progress on the vine quilt, which seems to me to be going very quickly, though I am sure when you are in the middle of it, it may not seem so =-)...Great blog!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, they are beautiful. I want to be like you when I grow up.LOL You are someone I can aspire to applique like.

Meredith said...

You have done such a nice job on the McCord quilt! I am so far behind. I love the applique you have shared with all of us so far.

Maree said...

I Love Baltimore and your Blocks are Beautiful...
cheers

Cara said...

Oh my! Your quilts are just beautiful and I love your applique!! Being that I live by Baltimore, I am a sucker for album style quilts! One day I will make one! Thanks for sharing!
Cara
BTW I found your wonderful blog through Chooky Blue! Glad I did!

Anonymous said...

It's very beautiful.
Thanks for my eyes

Elisabeth

Jeni said...

wow
what can I say its so gorgeoussssss
I wish that I could sew like that
thanks for sharing
Jeni

MARCIE said...

You have knocked my socks off with this quilt! And as wonderful as it is, I am dying over your scrappy vine border. Go to the head of the class my dear!

Betweens said...

Janet...I am sitting here trying to catch my breath!! Your applique!! is stunning!! Gorgeous Gorgeous quilts ALL of them. thanks for stopping by my humble blog.. I am adding you to my follower list!!

Dorothy said...

Janet, the blocks are beautiful! What method of applique do you use?

Christine said...

I love your work, amazing applique.

A baltimore is something I was always going to do, but never have and not sure that I will as I am already grey,vbg. Mind you have quiet a few years before needing the retirement home.
Have a great day
Christine

Kaaren said...

I am gobsmacked! What first drew me to applique was the Baltimore style. When the page opened to your blog and I saw the header, it literally took my breath away. Absolutely too beautiful for words. Please finish it.

Karen said...

Beautiful applique blocks! I hope you get busy and finish the quilt top sometime soon. It is going to be gorgeous.

Robin said...

Oh my goodness. Your applique work is just beautiful! I can't get over how intricate and lovely it all is... and those birds' tiny little eyes. Wow. I am in awe.

Karen said...

Simply beautiful!!!!!!!

Kerstin said...

Whow! I miss word for your pretty Baltimore Blocks! They are so marvelous appliqued, I love them.