Baltimore to Bourke Australia Day Edition 2013

Baltimore to Burke Australia Day Edition

The Baltimore to Burke series is going to evolve very slowly from just some rather intricate Australian designed blocks to include lots of Australian icons … including birds, animals, buildings and landscapes which are recognizably Australian.

I have jumped ahead quite a few steps to include Aussie birds and flowers in today’s virtual quilt … with little to remind the viewer of the Baltimore origin of the style of quilt I want as the end product.

When will I find the end product? Who knows!

Happy Australia Day!

About Virtual Quilter

I am a quilter who designs many more quilts than I will ever make, and I am sharing one quilt design every day in Virtual Quilter. I also share my completed projects in Stuff-Ups, and Christmas decorations in Christmas Everyday of the Year.
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10 Responses to Baltimore to Bourke Australia Day Edition 2013

  1. justpurrfick says:

    Totally identifiable as an Aussie quilt and I love it and I will happily pay for the pattern. Hint Hint!


  2. Del/Dee Soden says:

    LOVE IT!
    Putting it my Seriously Thinking About list.

    Have you got any other Aussie animals drawn up for variations yet.
    I think it needs a koala and a kangaroo and perhaps a bilby.
    There’s so many uniquely Australian flora and fauna, you’ll be designing for a month if you are doing options.

    I really do seriously love this. Will have to learn proper appliqué methods, won’t I? I don’t think this would be any good done with fusible and buttonhole.


    • Del,

      Yes, I have some animals drawn up, and more I want to do. I have a couple of kangaroos, but want a mob … koala needs some work, don’t have a bilby, but do have a hopping mouse. To keep with the Baltimore part of the title I want to make most of the blocks more detailed, or surround a simple animal with a wreath of Aussie flowers. The house in the centre will probably go centre top, with a formal urn of Aussie flowers, and need some gumtrees somewhere!

      As for technique .. I would say hand applique (needleturn), with embroidered details, and/or some shading with pens or pencils, a mixture of Sandra Leichner and Pam Holland techniques.

      Or machine with a mixture of Michele Hill and Pam Holland, still with the pens and pencils.

      Judy B


  3. Eileen Mattingly says:

    Happy Australia Day to you too! Love the new quilt venture. As always, thank you for sharing your inspiration.


    • Eileen,

      Thank you … it was a nice quiet day after having friends around for a beer and a barbie the night before.

      This will be a slow project, so will be ongoing … and perhaps an appearance here every Australia Day for who knows how long!

      Judy B


  4. Orlie says:

    Judy Judy Judy!!! You really out did yourself here!!! i am loving it a lot. Can’t wait to see more.


    • Orlie,

      Thank you! So far this looks like an unfinished design to me, though with a bit of fixing it would be a simply great design, and totally different to the more complex block designs I am aiming for ultimately.

      Judy B


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