Daily Archives: October 15, 2021

Friends of Baltimore

I know that Friends of Baltimore is the actual name of the pattern I am following but I am thinking I need a more suitable name that reflects me and my journey of making this fabulous quilt. Thinking hat is now on. I just have to wait and see what is rattling around. I hope to finish the hand appliqueing of the top right corner of the block today and the embroidery tomorrow. Drum roll…… then I start prepping the final corner block of the quilt. I believe it is just starting to actually sink in that I am about to complete this project. I am excited at that prospect. Here is the top right corner before it has been appliqued. I had a bit of a problem getting the pattern to fit so I had to resort to “Press and Seal” where I traced the pattern and then laid it on the fabric for placement. It worked rather well and I was able to make the necessary adjustments.

My friend Christine and I ventured out last weekend to a local quilt show put on by the Cabin Fever Quilt Guild in Camdenton, MO. It had a very nice display of beautiful quilts from many talented quilters. Imagine my surprise to turn a corner and there was a quilt that I had just received the pattern in the mail. I was delighted to see this quilt in person. My plans are to make it for my great-nephew Connor but to modify it to add his name across the bottom. On my list to make after I finish Friends.

While I have been recovering from surgery I have had quite a bit of time that I was unable to sew which lead me to get caught up on some reading. I have finally started the Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time series. I’m not sure why I had not read them before now, I actually bought them each year in hardback as they came out as a gift to my then husband. So here I am purchasing them again. Life has a humorous twist sometimes. Needless to say, I am enjoying them.

Today I will also work on my list of small projects that need completed before I get back to Sue Garman’s pattern Afternoon delight which I started a while back and had planned to work on simultaneously with Friends of Baltimore. I overestimated my capability of working on both these projects at the same time and unfortunately had to put aside Afternoon Delight. I am thrilled at the prospect of getting back to her.

Well I’m off to get my corner block completed today. Happy stitches everyone.

I almost forgot…. here is my new coffee mug. Those who know me will say it’s perfect for me.

Sissy Malone

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