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Baltimore Garden Quilt

BALTIMORE ALBUM QUILT  by Barbara M. Burnham

ISBN: 978-1-60460-022-3

Applique and quilting patterns from an antique 1848 quilt, reminiscent of the Baltimore Album style of 1840-50, but with a red-and-green color scheme so popular in the 1800s. The quilt has twenty-five 15-inch square appliqué blocks, 8-inch borders of double swags linked with 40 different floral motifs, and a multitude of floral quilting designs from the antique quilt to fill spaces between the appliqué.

Instructions for everything you need to know are provided, from fabric selection and techniques for hand appliqué,  through finishing by hand or machine, including a helpful cutting chart and yardage requirements for individual blocks.  Try Barbara's innovative method for recreating the multilayered flowers, and try an easy machine basting technique for the border swags.

Easily print out the full-size block and swag border patterns, including 40 additional unique flowers, from the CD provided. Quilting patterns for hand or machine are included. The CD also includes suggestions for different block arrangements, and a cross stitch alphabet from 1848. Beginners can learn appliqué techniques with a simple tulip block. The adjustable double swag border would nicely frame any quilt.

Baltimore album enthusiasts will love recreating this original 1848 quilt. Echo the classic red/yellow/green color scheme or choose your own updated palette of colors. Make the whole quilt or select your favorite blocks for your own album quilt.