My friend Ann makes beautiful appliqué quilts. Although she is also a talented hand quilter, she asked me to quilt her Baltimore Christmas Album quilt for her. As I worked on each block I was so impressed by the precision with which she sews all those tiny pieces. Simply amazing.
A few of my favorite blocks
I could post all the blocks as my favorites!!!
Then there’s the center Santa block. Ann pays attention to little details such as choosing and positioning a piece of fabric with a blue dot and white lines that makes his eye come alive. Part of Santa’s hat, his mustache, and other white pieces are stuffed. Every part of this quilt is perfect.
After outlining the appliqué, I McTavished the blocks around the center block. I quilted a holly border around Santa and separated it from the rest of the quilting by echoing it and a small stipple.
The outer border has curved crosshatching, feathers and straight lines.
Hope you enjoyed seeing such a beauty.