Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's here!

I'm going to write this post real quick so I can dive back into the goodies I received today....

From Glorious Color , the Roseville Album Quilt by Kim McLean! Since I've been more of a "piecer" than an "applique-er", I not only got the pattern and the starter pack of fabrics, but some Rowan cotton thread in "Circus" to get me started.  My postman came just a few moments ago to deliver it and I'm really excited to get stuck into this project. 
I've been sewing on the machine for some time now trying to get projects done, and I was ready to get back to handwork.  As it happens I was fortunate to take an intensive three-day applique course with Ted Storm a few weeks ago and being the wonderful teacher that she is, inspired me even more to add applique into my work in the future.
Together with finding and now being part of this wonderful blog,  I hope my skills will continue to grow!

So what better way to dive into it than with this quilt? 
I'm off to get back to that box of goodies!

happy stitching,



  1. Welcome Heidi, I hope you have a great time with this colorful applique project. I'm a little envious of your thread, I'll have to look into that. . .

  2. Ready, set, go! I think you will have as much fun as all of us are! Welcome

  3. Heidi.. I sure would love to reach in to my screen and just start that kit for you...I know it will be a lovely adventure to start with in your applique journey you picked the right pattern and perfect fabric to keep your incentive going

  4. Congrats Heidi! If you're anything like me...by now you've unfurled each piece of fabric to see it's beauty? Have fun! :)

  5. OOooohhHHHhh!!! It looks like SEW much FUN!!! Enjoy, Heidi!!! ; ) Thanks for sharing with us.

  6. Welcome Heidi, gorgeous parcel of goodies you have there, I know you are going to have a blast with them! xo

  7. Hello Heidi

    I too got the kit for Roseville and what a package you get so much i was so surprised. You will have fun picking out the fabric.

    Adele in Oz

  8. I remember when I first got my kit for the Basket Medallion and how amazing the fabrics were. There were a few that I wasn't too crazy about but they worked in beautifully. I thought the pencil fabric was weird but look how I used it in the basket on my last posting, Roseville #8, I think it turned out great. Enjoy and start sewing.

  9. Heidi, I'm sure you're going to have fun making this quilt. Love to see your first block! Kim McL