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Thread: Question About Baltimore Album

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    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
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    Question About Baltimore Album

    Does it HAVE to be that funky green and odd red? I know I can make whatever I want. It could be purple and orange. But what I am thinking is all the ones I have seen online that are considered traditional have those colors.
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    Well those are the colors for the traditional ones. I've seen one with a Halloween theme and Halloween colors. Very cute. If I made one I would use lime green and raspberry colors because that's me!
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    I have seen many spectacular 'Baltimore Album quilts in all kinds of colors, yours can be made with any colors you want. Google 'Baltimore Album quilt images to see hundreds of unsporting ones.
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    Traditional red and green colors for Baltimore Album quilts are nice but not necessary--think creative license here!!

    One of the most stunning Baltimore Album quilts I ever saw was at the Houston quilt show years ago, done by Japanese quilter Yukiko Hirano in teal, lime green, hot pink, purple and black with white dots. I could not stop looking at it. When it was featured on the cover on Quilter's Newsletter magazine several months later, I bought the issue just because it was on the cover.

    So go ahead and choose the palette the pleases you and don't give it another thought.
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    When I googled them I found you really have to search to find one in olive green & turkey red...most of them were very colorful, spectacular quilts
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    So, if I did one in shades of blue and tan, it could still be called Baltimore, but not necessarily traditional. That's okay.
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    Sure. Its your quilt, you can do what you want.

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    The world would be a boring place if we made every quilt in the same colors as the original. The fun in quilting is taking your inspiration and turning it into your own quilt.

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