Sunday, October 10, 2010
Roseville House Panel Finished at Last
Technically I began actual cutting on this panel on August 17, but even before then I had been hyperventilating for a few weeks working up my courage to begin. As you can see I am chancing a slightly softer color palette here and still wonder if the dark trees will end up being too strong a contrast. Maybe I can't know that until I get to some of the other blocks and panels, but feel free to offer your thoughts. This panel also represents dozens of experiments based on all your generous process comments--back basting, glue basting, tracing the background or not, Masterpiece thread vs. YLI. Not all of the experiments worked, but at least I have settled into a more comfortable way to work now. My friend Leland reminds me I am not making a show quilt and shouldn't stress too much about beginning lumps and bumps, but I do anyway and keep trying to measure up to Janet's beautiful work, as well as the work of so many of you.
I'm working on corner blocks next, and then I'll tackle another of the panels. I am loving (almost) every stitch I take!