The Pastor's Attic quilt is a Baltimore Album quilt replicated by Marsha D. Radke.
Most Baltimore Album quilts are red/green/yellow but I couldn't bring myself to use those colors. When I saw these blacks, beiges and reds on display at the Pumpkinvine quilt shop, I knew I had found my colors.
I appliqued this first block in November 2015 and now 3-1/2 years later, the quilt is completely finished.
You may read about the start of this quilt on my Word Press blog.
The entire quilt displayed on my clothesline.
The quilting started on October 5, 2018 and took me 29 weeks and 885 yards of thread to quilt. If you count the weeks on a calendar you'll see it is 30 weeks but I'm not counting the week I took off to hand quilt the medallion on Wilfred & Cloves.
I made a few changes to the quilt blocks. There were 2 blocks which I didn't like so I didn't make them. This block was a substitute for one of them.
I appliqued a red block in this same design as the above black one.
I also changed the border. If you click on the link of the Pastor's Attic above, you'll see that the border is actually appliqued in a zig-zag setting. I didn't like that zig-zag. When I said I planned to change the border, I had some people commented they liked it the zig-zag way. Fine, put it on your own quilt, I don't care. But this is MY quilt so I set the borders MY way!
View of the border while laying on bed.
I decreased the size from the original pattern.
Close ups of quilting stencils. The pictures all got run together but you can see the designs just fine.
Marsha included a design for the label. Her version has
appliqued flowers and leaves. My applique skills are not oriented towards teeny, tiny applique so I opted for embroidery.
You can read about my Pastor's Attic Quilt adventure, a Baltimore Album Quilt here.
This is a link to the book on Amazon Prime. I'm sure you can track it down other places too. As you can see, the price is all over the place.
I'm pleased with my quilt and my accomplishment. I have always wanted to make a totally appliqued quilt, now I have!
Linking to Peacock Party, Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, Oh Scrap, Bambi's Show & Tell Monday, Monday Making, Design Wall Monday, BOM's Away, Moving It Forward