Baltimore Style Block

20100310-Butterfly

This is a project I designed ages ago, but have never got around to finishing.  In fact I was a little surprised to see that it was actually January 2009 when I started.

I have had the whole design drawn up on Illustrator for over a year, but am only now nearing the finish line, as it has been put away in a box for ages.

20100310-TeaintheGarden

Initially it was going to be a cushion, but I am leaning towards the idea of turning it into the centre of a medallion quilt.  Once I finish the applique I will reassess my plan.  The design is called “Tea in the Garden”, you can see it here on my ironing board.  I only have three more butterflies to work, before I have completed the whole block.

20100310-Butterfly2

So what do you think?  Can you imagine this better as a quilt centre, or as a cushion?

Would you buy this, if it was a pattern for sale?

4 thoughts on “Baltimore Style Block

  1. the colours are sooo you claire!! love the butterfly! I think it would look nice as either. But if you were wanting a definate decision I would like to see it within a quilt.

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