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Saturday, 20 November 2010

Baltimore Blocks

Now my Baltimore blocks for my first Baltimore quilt are finished, I am working on the border. I also laid out the blocks to see what they would look like.
After that I started inscribing some of the blocks with something special, and with the date on which they were finished.
This quote from Mark Twain "Forgiveness is the scent of the violet on the heel that crushed it" has special memories. When I first came to England, to the Lake District, we often went to a little church in Cartmel, and this quotation was next to the entrance. I never forgot it, and thought it would be perfect to put on my violets block.
Here is another one:

I am having great fun doing these inscriptions. I use a Pigma pen, which is permanent, and then I heat it with an iron (from the back) to set it.

I must show you this wonderful sunset we had too.
It is dinner-time now, so I'll sign off, and tonight I want to do some more applique on the border.
Have a lovely weekend!


*Stitches* said...

just beautiful Jane! is that reverse appliqué on the heart block? you are amazing!!!

Guusje, said...

Wat een ontzettend mooie blokken heb je gemaakt, hij ziet er nu al geweldig mooi uit.

Annemieke said...

Met veel plezier heb ik berichtjes op je blog gelezen. Je appliques zien er erg mooi uit. Ik ben ook weg van het schip. En de lijn met de pen ziet er erg scherp uit. Ik zoek al een tijdje een goede pen voor op stof, ik zal het onthouden. Je eerste machinaal gequilte quilt is mooi zeg. Vond toevallig vanavond de site van Erg handig voor het machinaal quilten. Dank voor het volgen.

Hennie said...

Wat een prachtige quilt is dit Jane, dit wordt een plaatje. Succes met de border.
Fijn weekend Hennie.

Cheri said...

Jane the blocks are just beautiful. I love the inscriptions, I wish I were brave enough to add some to my applique blocks. Can't wait to see the borders...

Linda said...

Jane, Your BA blocks are gorgeous! What pattern are you using? I especially love the ship and the bride and groom blocks :)

Miranda said...

ooohhhh, Jane. I love you're Baltimore quilt!!! Wat een mooie blokken heb je al gemaakt....van wie is dit patroon? I ga eens even terug lezen of ik het vind. Fijne zondag!

Lori said...

Wow! What an amazing quilt and the inscriptions are beautiful!!

Margaret said...

I just now checked your blog, and WOW!, what a nice surprise. I think that this is a perfect size. I'm looking forward to seeing your borders. Did you do the inking freehand, or did you use the help of patterns and a light box? You have inspired me to practice some inking.

Annefred said...

Wat wordt hij mooi! En de teksten geven het geheel zo iets heel eigens. Ben benieuwd naar de rand! Wat woon je toch mooi Jane! Als je zo'n mooie zonsondergang vanuit je raam kunt zien, echt mooi!
Groetjes, Anki

Jane in Wales said...

Just to answer some questions - yes, the heart block is reverse applique, real fun to do!
Linda and Miranda, the patterns I have been using are mostly from Elly Sienkiewicz books.
And, Margaret, some of the inking was done freehand, and some from a pattern with a lightbox.
thank you all for your interest and your encouraging comments!

Anje said...

Oh wat is dit mooooooi! Geweldig gemaakt.
Groetjes Anje.

Donna in SW PA said...

Your block are wonderful!!

Miriam said...

I love your blocks! Beautiful work!!!
The inscriptions are wonderful!
The sun set photograph is beautiful!

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