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Baltimore Comes To California


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  • Applique

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On SALE for a limited time! This is my interpretation of the lovely old Baltimore Album Quilts of the mid 19th century. Only I've modernized it, using up-to-the-minute techniques and... the sewing machine! Of course, you can make this quilt with all hand applique, but I've made mine using machine methods. And instead of those wonderful Baltimore landmarks, I've included some from here in my home state of California. I encourage you to make your own version on this quilt, including your state bird and other details from your own area. So follow the pattern faithfully or add your own touches and your own blocks... Just make a quilt that you (and/or your recipient!) will love for years to come. This quilt is destined to be an heirloom so don't rush it. But this is truly a Baltimore Album that you can actually make. Now I'll give you fair warning that the blocks get more involved as we go along, finishing off with a fruit bowl jam-packed with ready-to-eat goodness. But by the time you get there, you'll be up to the challenge! And the borders are done in my easy to do Borders on Blocks technique, so don't get intimidated by any part of this project. I hope you have a grand time as Baltimore Comes To California! Send me a picture when you've finished! Make A Great Quilt! Lyn Brown PS. File is 40 pages +. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Applique (Hand or Machine) Cutting and Piecing SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 69" X 87"

Supplies Needed

  • 4 Different Creams 1 1/2 yard each, Sashing - Green 3 1/2 yards, 1/4 yard or large scrap of each.... Pink Sandstone (lt and dk) for Courthouse, Spanish tile shade for courthouse roof, Black, Greens X 4, Gray, Gold X 2, Oranges X 4, Blue X 2, Pink X 2, Reds X 3, Burgundy X 2, Yellow X 2, White, Brown X 2, Tan X 2 * Fruit (Scraps): Orange, Lemon, Pomegranate, Avocado, Grapes, Boysenberry and Strawberry, Small Scale Flower Meadow And maybe more!
  • 2 yards paper backed fusible web (HeatNBond Lite), Threads to match applique fabrics, backing and batting for this size quilt

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Lyn Brown has been teaching quilting in Orange County, CA for more than 15 years. Her patterns are published only after being used by her classes so they are easy to follow and complete. In 2000, she joined the faculty of North Orange County Community College District. Lyn now teaches five quilting classes a week for the college district, reaching over 200 students. Her projects come fast and furious, including swaps, mysteries, reproduction, contemporary with a little bit of art thrown in. Her shop features her most popular patterns and techniques.