Quilt Puzzle: If the Baltimore Ladies Had Batiks

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Welcome to another quilt jigsaw puzzle from Quilt Alliance! The beautiful quilts in our puzzles have all been entries in past Quilt Alliance quilt contests.

If the Baltimore Ladies Had Batiks by Marie Johansen

This month’s puzzle spotlights a quilt titled If the Baltimore Ladies Had Batiks made by Marie Johansen of Friday Harbor, Washington for the 2010 Quilt Alliance contest and auction, New From Old.

Original based on a Baltimore block pattern. Batiks – 20/80 batting – hand applique – hand quilting – ink (adding dimension to flowers).

Artist’s Statement

I love vintage quilts but I always like adding an updated twist to traditional patterns. Baltimore Beauty quilts have fascinated me for many years but I really wanted to add a modern element to this traditional design. I challenged myself to pair one of my favorite fabric types (batiks) with a typical Baltimore Beauty style block. Voila! My answer to the 2010 theme “New from Old” became “What if the Baltimore Ladies Had Batiks?”

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