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