Thursday, June 23, 2011

Baltimore Album - Amazing

I recently had the pleasure of quilting an amazing example of a Baltimore Album Quilt 96" square. This was a four year project of Rhoda Bushnell, a customer of mine. She call this her mourning quilt as she made it in the months and years following her husband death. Here is the kicker, its not hers! She was hired to make it for a friends daughter in AZ. I sure hope she charged enough, not that you ever could. Enjoy the show!

This is the center block


More of the center top





Side view of center block




Corner of center block




One of four wreath blocks surrounding the center




a second wreath block




Cornucopias in each corner




Center block flanked by four large baskets, this is one



Last row, notice- no borders.




Last but not least, the back.

8 comments:

Laurie said...

omgoodness.....I could NOT give this one up....and as you say no amount of money.....must have been fun to collaborate on something so beautiful....as always your quilting adds soooo much to the design!

sam said...

I hope YOU charged enough for your gorgeous quilting! This quilt is breathtaking!

Dear Gina said...

Stunning! WOW

Borderline Quilter said...

I can't believe that neither of you get to keep this beauty.....such a lot of work.....no amount of money could buy this I'm sure!

Vicki W said...

That is spectacular! Everything about is is perfect.

Desley said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love how you have combined feathers, background fill and straight lines. I could never give this up.

gaylemckay said...

I can't even begin to say how beautiful this is. What a feast for my eyes. Thanks for sharing!

rooee said...

I have just spent quite a while on your blog. Do you give free motion lessons Gretchen? I live in Schoharie Co.