Not in love…with my quilt blocks!

Every now and then I am faced with a quilting dilemna.  You  know what I am talking about. I have chosen a pattern that I love. (Roseville by Kim McLean).  I have chosen fabrics that I love.   (Amelia by Me & My Sisters).  I have eagerly stitched a few blocks anticipating what the full size quilt will look like.   But, as I stitched the last block, I started to get this sinking feeling. You know the feeling!  It’s just not coming together like I thought it would.  I am not loving my quilt blocks anymore!   I still don’t know what went wrong!  I still love the fabric and I will save it for another project.  I still love the pattern.  So…after much thought, I have decided to start this quilt again, this time with a different line of fabric.  (Summer House by Moda).  Here is the first block:

ROSEVILLE BLOCK 1

This is not the first time I abandoned my blocks. A couple of years ago I was working on Spring Garden Sampler by The Rabbit Factory.  It was time to find a backing for it.  I searched through my stash and found a whole pile of appliqued blocks that I had forgotten about.  I decided to include the forgotten blocks in the backing.  So… my abandoned quilt blocks always make it into a quilt…just not always on the front!!

FRONT AND BACK OF SPRING GARDEN SAMPLER

These are the abandoned blocks that will some day grace the back of a quilt!

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