Baltimore Elegance: A New Approach to Classic Album Quilts

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C&T Publishing Inc, Sep 1, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 180 pages
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If you always wanted to create a Baltimore Album quilt, you'll love Elly Sienkiewicz' new collection of smaller, less-complex blocks that are perfect for your first Baltimore Album. Or, enlarge the blocks for a larger work! More than two dozen block designs are also ideal for adding elegance to accessories and home dcor, or for creating a very special child's quilt. In-depth how-tos and Elly's skill-building lessons will have you creating block after block.
 

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Contents

Dedication
4
Thoughts Shared
5
Preface
6
Getting Started
9
Appliqué Basics
14
Gallery
35
Oak Leaves and Reel Papercut
47
Hearts and Leaves Papercut
56
Lyre Wealth in Bloom
74
Rose of Sharon
85
Projects
94
How to Take a PatternFrom the Book
114
Patterns
120
Courses and Sources
173
About the Author
174
Index
175

Crossed Flowers
61
Family History Block
68

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About the author (2006)

Elly's path from career woman to stay-at-home mom of three, led her to become an early professional in the nascent quilt movement of the early 70s. Elly notes that her Wellesley College Class of 1964 is a "cusp generation" - women who as freshmen expected to live their mothers' 1950s societal ideal, but who were the object of radically different expectations by the time they graduated. Elly herself earned a Masters of Science degree and taught high school for seven years. A history major with a lifetime love of needleart, Elly's traditionalist desire to stay at home once her children arrived led to home-centered enterprises related to the burgeoning quilt world industry. Her experiences range from quilting teacher, to retail mail-order proprietess, to respected quiltmaker, to author, historian, and president of the Elly Sienkiewicz Applique Academy. Elly's devotion as a teacher, her concern for her students and her love for quiltmaking have made her a cherished mentor. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband Stan, and, whenever they can be there too, their children and grandchildren.

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