One of my major goals for 2013 is to complete four more blocks and one more border of my Friends of Baltimore Quilt.
I started this quilt more than a year ago and have completed four of the sixteen blocks and one of the four borders. I estimate that this has taken more than 300 hundred hours of hand stitching so far!
This quilt was designed by Sue Garman-a quilter extraordinaire! I have never stitched a Baltimore style applique before, so I purchased the pattern and the fabrics as a kit. I prefer to design my own quilts, but I really love this quilt just the way Sue designed it. This is my first attempt at this complex style of applique-known for overlapping pieces and intricate patterns.
I love working on this quilt, though I am very slow… This year I am determined to make progress on this quilt. My long term goal is to complete it by January 2016…