what if. . I look to the masters to help design the applique medallion I have planned for this quilt. When I say masters, I mean, like truly a master - like Elly Sienkiewicz - Queen of the Baltimore Album quilt master. Seriously, is there anybody that has left her mark on applique like this woman?? I've always loved her work - have a half a dozen Baltimore blocks socked away somewhere and have treasured her books. My favorite is the Dimensional Applique, Baskets, Blooms and Baltimore Borders.
I've used the book in the past to make my own designs of applique flowers, but I've never attempted one of her baskets. I spent a whole evening reacquainting myself with the majesty of Miss Elly and I think I'm ready to dive back into the madness of the Baltimore Album Block.
Don't even ask me how long this foray into the traditional quilting is going to last - because I'm already getting the bug to start a new art quilt - grin!
So what have you been up to creatively????