Today I wanted to share pictures of a miniature Baltimore Album Quilt I made recently, for my quilting guild’s miniature quilt auction as part of our quilt show held earlier this month.
I love machine applique and lots of machine quilting so I combined both to make this little quilt, measuring approximately 20 inches square. Here’s a closeup of the back where you can see the quilting a little bit better.
My friend and show auctioneer Georgi bid on and won this quilt for a friend of hers for her birthday. I was very pleased that this quilt was the highest selling mini quilt (it made up for the fact that I didn’t win any ribbons on my other entries, but more about that later!) The quilting shows up better in this picture I think.
For the applique, first I appliqued all of the blocks, matching my thread colors as close as possible to the fabric.
I used Superior silk thread for most of the applique because it’s very thin and blends well. I didn’t mind switching threads at all.
Once blocks were sewn, I added the swags and appliqued them as well before basting and quilting. I use an open-toe foot to see where I’m going.
This quilt was actually a remake of a quilt I made about 10 years ago for myself. It’s taken me that long to make another! The original quilt had more blocks with different sashing.
My techniques are much better now!