Saturday, April 6, 2013

What a Happy Surprise

Last night I did a search on the internet for the steps to fold a quilt on the bias to store it.  I selected the Ann Fahl site to get the directions.  What a happy surprise when I saw a picture of a quilt of mine shown on the side panel that was posted on someone's blog.  It was my "Heart of Gold" Mini Baltimore Album Quilt.  I had just won a ribbon on it at the AZ Quilters Guild Quilt Show.  This is a quilt I made for my Mom when she was fighting cancer so it means a lot to me.  This site said some very sweet things about my quilt.

Here's the link if you'd like to go to the site:

Here's the excerpt that refers to my quilt.  They even listed my blog address.  Not sure where they found it but am sure pleased that they posted it and this nice blog post.

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Excerpt from quilt inspiration blog:

Friday, April 5, 2013

In Full Bloom: Floral Album Quilts

Album quilts, which show a variety of blocks, are on almost everyone's list of favorite quilt patterns.  They provide great visual interest and are often a valuable source of inspiration for your next project. Here are some album quilts which really caught our eye at the recent 2013 Arizona Quilters' Guild Show. 

Heart of Gold - mini Baltimore Album, 22 x 26", by Linda Puttmann

Second place winner in the Miniature Quilts category, Linda writes, "I made this needle-turn applique quilt for my mom to comfort her during her fight with cancer. She said it made her so happy."  We really like the cheerful color combination of the sunny yellow, gold, and coral orange hues combined with the soft sage green tones of the foliage.

Close up, Heart of Gold - mini Baltimore Album by Linda Puttmann

Here's a wonderful example of  Linda's excellent applique skills on a block that is only 4" wide. We imagine that this quilt must have been really fun to make. For more information, please check out Linda's blog, Sew Many Joyous Things.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Block #12 and Picture of My 12 Finished Blocks, Civil War Bride Quilt

I've picked up my Civil War Bride Quilt again, after nearly 2 years with it on the back burner, and completed my 12th block.

I'd forgotten how much I had enjoyed working on these blocks.  I'd like to finally complete this quilt whether I end up with a 12 block, a 16 blocks, or the full 20 block quilt.  I'd really like to make a groom for my bride so am thinking I won't stop at 12.  Guess I'll press on to the next decision point of 16 blocks.

Here's a picture of the 12 blocks that I've completed so far: