I have to be careful. I just finished a big project and so I'm ready to start another. Looking for new BOMs is not a safe thing to do.
I've done this before. Some examples are the 3 books above.
How many have started the Civil War Bride quilt only to have it languishing in a box or on a shelf?
I have wanted to make the Phoebe quilt for years. I even signed up for a BOM only to get cold feet and cancel it a week later. I'm sure the quilt shop wasn't very happy with me. I still love that center. Maybe, I should just make the center. I later bought Di Ford's book (pricey but well worth it) Primarily Quilts that has the pattern within. Primarily Quilts is currently unavailable at Amazon but Primarily Quilts 2 has recently been published and is available at Quiltmania.
And then there is sweet Dear Jane. I bought the book, I bought all the rulers, and that's as far as it has gone. Elaine at Emily's Cupboard has recently started a Dear Jane Quilt. It's worth a look to see the fabrics she has chosen. This is her 3rd or 4th attempt to make a Dear Jane Quilt. She didn't like her earlier fabric choices. She has the "Don't Give Up" attitude.
And then there's this very colorful quilt, the Roseville Album Quilt. I purchased this pattern while my son was serving a mission in Roseville California in 2010. It seemed so appropriate. . .
|Hmmmm, I see a bump that needs repairing|
I worked on the left border for about 2 months and then wasn't enjoying myself so I put it in a box, under the bed, in the downstairs bedroom.
So. . . to continue this long story, [Drum Roll] I talked myself out of joining the Urban Owls Quilt BOM and decided to work on the Roseville Quilt.
Since working on it seven years ago I've discovered back-basting applique. It makes doing this quilt and making sure the fussy cut pieces are in the right place so much easier!!! I worked on the 1857 quilt with Sentimental Stitches and my applique skills improved exponentially. It's now a delight to work on this quilt.
I can't guarantee I'll finish the whole quilt. I'm taking it one block or panel at a time.
Please tell me about the quilts you want to make that you haven't gotten around to or tell me about the dreams that got away. We're all in this together~
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