Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Baltimore Garden Quilt - Block A3

Cynthia in Texas is stitching her version of Baltimore Garden Quilt. She plans to make nine blocks, and will use the quilt-as-you-go method for hand quilting it. Of course, she will include the broderie perse technique for which she is so admired.

Cynthia has graciously agreed to share her first block here for all of us to enjoy and be inspired! This is Cynthia's version of Block A3, Amelia's Rose Garden. The flowers were strategically cut from a beautiful fabric, and then arranged on the block for applique.


Now Cynthia is working on the birds in the cherry tree, Block B1. I can't wait to see what she does with those birds!

Lately, I've been stitching a new version of the cherry tree block too - and it's pretty wild! I hope to post soon about stitching the birds' eyes, comparing the antique birds' eyes with options for today's applique.

Barbara

5 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous block!
    I love the dimensional look of the broderie perse technique she used for this block!

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  2. I am a great admirer of Cynth├Ča`s I say I am her number 1 fan and now you can see why She just does fantastic work. I sure wish she lived in Ontario Canada. I would be by her side all the time appliquing and learning from her. Cynthia is to me a Baltimore artist!!
    your Book is fantastic Barbara and I see there are a couple of bloggers giving it their best with this gorgeous quilt.

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  3. This block is simply stunning. I just found the blog and am a new follower!

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    1. Thanks Heather, I think I will follow you too, on Happy Appliquer blog. Love your headline photo!

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  4. I always enjoy seeing Cynthia's work - she has such a gift with fabric! Extra special to see her version of your pattern. Very fun - thanks for sharing!

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