Baltimore Album style quilt
Shown on the Antiques Road Show
In my index to Baltimore Album style quilts
I have mostly 5x5 block grids.
This category of exceptions---strip sets---is a small one.
Mid-century Baltimore album blocks, perhaps set together
with a Turkey red strip border about 1880-1900.
It looks like the quilt-setter had 15 blocks
and two floral vine borders.
And no interest in appliqueing two more borders.
Her solution to create a strip set is a good one, but an idea rarely followed. I only have two in this category of BAQs.
Essentially the borders are in the wrong place.
Dealer Jeff Noordsy with a strip set BAQ
This quilt-setter had 4 blocks and 4 borders.
Her strip solution is interesting too, but it didn't seem to catch on.
So here's my category for Baltimore Albums in strip sets, 2 pages.
Here's a detail of the center block in Strip 2,
perhaps a strawberry wreath with a dove of peace.
The bird may be cut from a print and appliqued