Roseville….moving right along!

I have finished another block of Roseville!

These blocks are going together soooo quickly!!   The pattern pieces are fairly big and not at all complicated.  Although I am a huge fan of needleturn applique, I am using the freezer paper and starch method for this quilt.  I first saw Pearl Pereira of P3 Designs demonstrating this technique at The Applique Academy three years ago.   Pearl made this technique look very easy so I gave it a try.  The following year, I took a 3-day class with Pearl at The Applique Academy and I have never looked back.  I love being able to glue  the entire block in place before stitching.  So…when I say these blocks are finished, they aren’t exactly “finished”!  The blocks are glued in place and are just waiting to be stitched in place.  No edges to turn under because they are already turned under!  Just remember, everyone has their favourite “right” way of doing things.  Take the time to try different techniques of applique and find the one that works for you!

The fabric I am using for this quilt is “Summer House” by Lily Ashbury.  Some of the prints lend themselves to fussy cutting.  I fussy cut the circles for the vase from this fabric.

Here is a close-up of the circles on the vase.


5 thoughts on “Roseville….moving right along!

  1. Love this block, but since I am a beginner to applique, I do have several questions. . . I’ll start with just one though, how do you know how much fabric to buy for the applique when you are using fabrics from the same line?

    • Hi Barbara: I always buy fat quarter bundles. Quite honestly, though, I find a fat quarter almost too big. Fat eights work well and so do charm packs. Hope this helps! Feel free to ask lots of questions!!

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