Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Linda's Birthday Album Quilt

When I was at the Arizona Quilters Guild Show there were so many people viewing Linda's Birthday Album Quilt that I had a difficult time getting a picture of the entire quilt.
I love Baltimore Album quilts, and this is a magnificent example.

Appliqued and hand quilted by Carol Rich.
Carol made this for her sister's 50th birthday.
(I'm ready to ask Carol if she will adopt me)

Carol wrote that several of the block designs are from Elly Sienkiewicz, or adapted from Elly's blocks.
Carol designed many of the blocks, border, and quilting pattern.

Some of the blocks have special family meaning.



As people were huddled around Carol's quilt I could hear many comments on her beautiful hand quilting. Several people mentioned the uniqueness of her borders.

Beautiful!

7 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

What a treat to see this. Just wonderful. And, the family connections will make it a treasured family heirloom for generations to come.

Material Mary said...

WOW!! Lovely hand work. It is an amazing quilt--I didn't get one like that last year for my 50th...oh well.(hehehe)
Mary

karenfae said...

wow - I haven't made anything like that for anyone's 50th :) that sure must have taken her some time to make - she did wonderful work on it.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Janet said...

Thanks for showing this gorgeous quilt! The workmanship is amazing and so are the details in the quilt. You can just see the love in this one.

Julia said...

Just beautiful...made with love!

Crafty Kait said...

The applique AND the quilting are simply spectacular! You don't see many quilts of that caliber anymore, huh? Too much machine quilting going around...... Lucky you to see it in person.

AnnieO said...

Stunning indeed! What a lucky sister. Thanks for sharing!