Monday, May 12, 2014

No Choices This Week

Every Sunday afternoon
I gather up all the quilting projects
I think I might work on
 during my week day stay in Denver.

It's like going on a mini quilting retreat,
and I always take more things 
than I'll ever get to.

But this week,
I decided to force myself to 
work on only one project.
The Roseville Album Quilt
designed by Kim McLean

I'll admit,
my infatuation with this quilt
has waned.
I do have all the single blocks done, so now,
I'm working on the 4 rectanglar panels.

But each one is so complicated.
 (remember when I was working on these trees!)
Each panel has so many pieces.
It seems to take forever to audition and 
prep pieces, and then to
make a gazillion circles.
You know how I've been with circles lately.

But once I get going,
I have to admit,
I love doing the appliqueing.
I think this may be
the only way "this quilt" might eventually
get done.

I'm forcing myself to work on it.
I don't have any other choices.

Until Next Time-


  1.!! I did not know you were doing this one...your work is amazing!!

  2. Keep forcing yourself because this one is going to be an heirloom. It’s just beautiful.

  3. I have an applique project in my closet that I should do the same thing with! I love the stitching's the prep part that I hate. blessings, marlene

  4. Oh is so beautiful. It is going to be a stunning quilt. I'm envious of your talent. Hugs

  5. You should focus on completely this Amazing quilt . You are so close to finishing it

  6. The Roseville quilt is so beautiful! I admire you for undertaking such a challenging quilt! The picture you posted of the panel drawn out really emphasizes how many little pieces there are and how complicated the pattern is.

  7. The prep part, the auditioning of fabrics -- I agree that's the time consuming and boring part of any quilt. Hopefully you'll keep going on your version of this outstanding project. You'll be proud of yourself if you do.

  8. What a finish this will be!! Are you sticking pretty close to the pattern colors, or are you changing the look at all? I can't imagine even tackling such a thing. Kudos to you!!

  9. That is such a good idea. I need to do that with my CWB quilt!! Your applique looks wonderful. I wish you lots of progress :0)

  10. An amazing quilt! I love the fabric selections you're making.

  11. Wow, it really does look complicated. It will be a fantastic testament to your skill when finished.

  12. Quite an endeavour to be working on this quilt. I will be green with envy when you get it done!

  13. This must feel daunting - but knowing you have the center blocks completed will keep you going. Stitch by stitch...
    The peek at what fabrics you are using in the wider block borders looks fabulous.

  14. That is one of my all time favourite quilts!! I admire anyone that takes it one, I can just imagine the work that goes into choosing fabrics and prepping. It's looking so wonderful though and you're more than halfway through!

  15. It is beautiful! Looks like you are on the downhill side, and that can be motivating. Also, must help not having any other temptations close at hand to work on ;-)

  16. What an amazingly intricate quilt - but definately will be worth all the time and effort you put into it.
    I think the pattern is very beautiful and your quilt is going to be SO stunning when it's finished!

  17. Well it's looking good! It will definitely be worth the effort - keep going!!