Rosemaling is a folk art that originated in Norway as a way to cope with the long, dark winters. During the 1700s through the 1800s, farmhouse décor included functional items painted with the stylized flowers and scrolls of rosemaling. The traditional colors were derived from local raw materials. AQS happily presents a free and exclusive block of the month quilt, Rosemaling in Baltimore.
The nine-block Norwegian Folk Art style Baltimore Album quilt is an AQS exclusive design by Betsey Langford. Scroll down the blocks, fabric requirements, and detailed fusible appliqué instructions.
Rosemaling in Baltimore Quilt
Finished Quilt Size: 70" x 70"
Finished Block Size: 12" x 12"
When selecting fabric, consider the overall scheme of your quilt. The background fabric sets the tone of the quilt and will need to be purchased in quantity. The fabrics for the appliqué can be scraps or coordinated fabrics. Below is our color selection for the first block. We will be adding fabrics of the same color with varying values for future blocks.
For the FULL QUILT
3/4 yard blue
3/4 yard green
1/2 yard light green
1 1/2 yards red
1/4 yard yellow
1/2 yards gold
Block background 1-1/4 yards
Sashing 1-1/2 yards
Outer border 2 yards
Binding 1/2 yard
Backing 4 1/4 yards
If you choose to make the background, sashing, and outer border of the same fabric: 4-3/4 yards
The pattern pieces do not include seam allowances. For any shape that is NOT symmetrical, trace the image from the back of the pattern sheet. Using a light source will make the image visible, even from the back side.
Use your prefered applique technique.
Download Block One instructions here.
Download Block Two instructions here.
Download Block Three instructions here.
Download Block Four instructions here.
Download Block Five instructions here.
Download Block Six instructions here.
Download Block Seven instructions here.
Download Block Eight instructions here.
Download Block Nine instructions here.