Thursday, June 12, 2014

A Touch Of Baltimore

Little Quilts' new collection, "A Touch Of Baltimore", is the latest addition to the "A Reflection of the South Collection" and will be available in August. The ladies just received some strike offs [large sample pieces that are printed to test the production methods and to make changes if necessary] of the fabric and sent along some wonderful photographs that document the process from receiving these fabrics to stitching a block.

Here are a few photographs from Little Quilts' Schoolhouse Presentation at International Quilt Market recently in Pittsburgh.

Mary Ellen Von Holt from Little Quilts talked about the collection and then she had Greg Fortunoff from Henry Glass Fabrics select a name for a giveaway at the Schoolhouse Presentation.

This is a quilt that is pieced from the panels in the collection. The eagle center square and the surrounding floral pieces are all part of the panels from the "A Touch Of Baltimore" collection.

Little Quilts explains the design considerations for the "A Touch of Baltimore" collection below.

Little Quilts wanted to demonstrate some of the preparation and process that they go through to stitch up a block from the quilt. The drawing of the appliqué is drawn onto the vinyl overlay in preparation to begin stitching the block. You can download this free pattern from the Henry Glass Fabrics website.

Here the ladies show off the strike offs, the large pieces that are printed to test the production methods, that are going to be used for this particular block.

Next, the block is coming along rather nicely. Some of the pieces are fused to the background of the appliqué block and it's looking beautiful. Finally, the photograph at the top of the post shows more progress on the block.

 Do you have any appliqué tips for hand or machine techniques that you can share with us?


1 comment:

Farm Quilter said...

I also like to use a plastic overlay for both fusible applique and applique I attach using my longarm - really helps get perfect placement. Using a thin-line sharpie works the best for drawing on the overlay.