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Thread: Finished last block for Pieces of Baltimore

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    I had a productive day while it snowed and blowed outside. This block has 315 pieces in it and I am glad all the blocks are now done. The border is supposed to have 32 flowers, I am thinking about doing a much simpler border- maybe just have flowers in the corner,as I really want to get on to hand quilting it. I will post pics as I start piecing it together.

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    Holy frijole! That's a WHOLE lot of pieces for each block! No wonder you're glad to be done with it! It's beautiful--can't wait to see it all put together and quilted!

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    :roll: :roll: :thumbup:


    i'll bet 315 is not your favorite number anymore.

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    Hi: Chris here. The sample I just viewed is awesome!! I can't imagine how you perservered. May I ask how long you have been working on this quilt? Do the 18" blocks make is easier to piece? Will you be hand or machine quilting? When I try to machine quilt the project does "its own thang"!!!!

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    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: That is a terrific looking block! I have long admired Baltimore quilts, but it had never occurred to me to turn the curvy, applique into straight lines and doing it in pieces! That is really cool!
    Thanks for sharing

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    Wow!

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    double wow

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    WOW!! That is beautiful! What pattern did you use, if I may ask.

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    You have a lot of patience!! It is a beautiful block!

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    Is that a Pam Bono pattern??? It looks alot like the one I've been working on gor about 3 yrs as a second/third WIP. The blocks are 18" finished and have from 187 pcs to 326 pcs. Your block is beautiful...keep us posted.

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    Mercy.. but it is so BEAUTIFUL.. can't wait to see all the blocks.. GREAT WORK!

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    Absolutely gorgeous!!! I finally finished a Rose of Sharon applique for my mom (wish I had a picture, forgot to do before I sent it out). Glad its done. Really love applique and hand quilting!! You can do it anywhere at any time, block by block. Haven't done a Balitmore yet, but do have all of Elly's books on doing them. Actually, you just gave me an idea. Many years ago I purchased the most gorgeous fabric in Maine to do a quilt for my room (haven't made myself anything yet). Will definitely investigate this idea further. Now I'm excited!!!!!! Going to look through my books! :-)

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    wow looks great

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    I should have known when you said 315 pieces that it was a Pam Bono. Too bad, I like the block really well. Oh well, I don't need to add anything else to my Bucket List, it's long enough.

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    Wow!! Very pretty,I know it will be a masterpiece when you complete it, glad to hear you are hand quilting it.

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    Oh my, what a beautiful block. I couldn't imagine working with so many pieces.

    Kyia

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    WOW!!!!! I like your idea of a simple border with flowers in the corner. What an awesome piece of work and I can't wait to see it when you're finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    I should have known when you said 315 pieces that it was a Pam Bono. Too bad, I like the block really well. Oh well, I don't need to add anything else to my Bucket List, it's long enough.
    Aren't you concerned that if you have a finite amount of items in the bucket, that you will run out of "to do" items before you run out of time? LOL

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    What a beauty you have there! A little mindblowing to think of that many pieces.... :shock: Would love to see the border you do.

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    Oh wow! Very nice... indeed!
    I will be watching for the finished top to be shown. (impatiently ..LOL)

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    Gorgeous! I can't wait to see more.
    P.S. When you are done if you change your mind about liking it, I will gladly PM you my address.

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    How beautiful :thumbup: You are a better person than I am :!: I don't know if I would have been able to finish it. Maybe someday :oops:

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    Hat's off to you! Your piecing is AWESOME....please remember to show us your progress on this project...this one is so worthy of handquilting...good for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    [Aren't you concerned that if you have a finite amount of items in the bucket, that you will run out of "to do" items before you run out of time? LOL

    Yeah, right! However, even if it meant I would never make another quilt again in my life, (In my best Scarlett O'Hara voice) as God is my witness, I will never do another Pam Bono again!!!

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    Beautiful!! that's a lot of pieces in a block!!!

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