Friday, February 24, 2012

February Finishes

Happy Friday everyone!  I don't know about you but it seems like these weeks keep going by faster and faster, and that's okay with me because it feels like spring is getting her faster too : )

I am presently working on 3 applique projects simultaneously:  Roseville Album, Ladies of the Sea, and Sarah's Revival.  So far this month I have finished blocks for 2 of the 3 projects. 

Yesterday I took the final stitches in my first Roseville Album block:

Roseville Album
Kim McLean, Pattern Designer
This is a fun quilt to work on because I get to work with all Kaffe Fassett fabrics, and that is a nice diversion from my usual, more traditional applique projects.  I began my Roseville Album journey on January 22, 2012, and hoping to complete one block each month.

My other February Finish is my second block for Ladies of the Sea, The Bluenose:

The Bluenose
Sue Garman, Pattern Designer
My husband and I both love the water and our dream is to own our own sailboat some day.  I guess in some ways this quilt represents that dream, and I promised my husband that when it is finished, it will hang in his office.  He is really enjoying watching me 'build' these ships.  I have already started the third block, The Xebec Pirate Ship.

There are 5 days left in February and I'm hoping to get my first Sarah's Revival block done before the month ends ~ wish me luck!

I hope all of you have a great Friday followed by a weekend full of creativity and whatever else brings you joy.


  1. Beautiful applique. I've not done applique but your work has inspired me.

    1. Thank you, DeAnna. I've been doing applique since 1994, and it is my favorite way to make quilts. There are lots of different applique methods and free tutorials on the Internet. I hope you will give it a try :)

  2. Debbie, both blocks look great. I can see how working on the Roseville blocks would be very different. You make me want to get out my ships, but I'm determined to finish VV first.

    1. Well, Pat . . . you should do whatever makes you happy. It is because of your wise advice that I decided to switch from working on VV and began again on LOTS. I would love it if you would stitch these blocks along with me each month :)