Lately it seems everywhere I turn I either see Baltimore album blocks or I hear someone mention Baltimore album blocks. Since I've been playing on the 15 minute blog, I wondered to myself, "what would scrap yardage look like in a Baltimore album block?"
So... I drafted a Baltimore album-type block using lids from three different sized containers to draw the flowers; I thought I'd try flowers, just to see if I liked doing it.
This isn't from any special pattern, it's off the top of my head.
Then I pulled some red and green and yellow scraps and sewed together a few pieces to use for the flowers and leaves
I decided to use a brown rather than green fabric for the stems, for no particular reason ...
phooey, it's off-center. oh well
I ironed fusible web onto a large piece of brown fabric and cut 1/4" strips, then fused them down on a 15-1/2" background square.
Now ... before we go any further ... I know this is not the "traditional" way to do a Baltimore album block so don't y'all get mad at me! :O*(
I traced the pattern pieces onto fusible web, then I pressed the fusible to the back of my scrap yardage. I cut out the pieces and stitched them onto my background square using a raw-edge applique.
Ta-daa! A "South of Baltimore" album block!
This won't win any contests but I actually like the way it turned out; I'm going to try out a few more designs!
Now that I look at it, maybe 15" is a bit large? I wonder if I used a 12" background and made the pieces smaller...
Sew forth and sew on til later...