of my Roseville Album journey.
I have chosen to start with the long rectangular panel on the left. The one with squirrels and a cat. I traced the pattern onto Pattern Ease. Because I am using a black background, the Pattern Ease tracing will be my guide for placing applique shapes onto my black background fabric. I do not like using the upholstery vinyl for this purpose. It sticks to itself, and the permanent marker rub off. I can’t take that risk, as I KNOW this traced pattern will get a LOT of wear and tear!!!
Next, I trace the applique shapes from the ‘squirrel panel’ onto freezer paper. These templates will become my applique shapes. I’ll use poster putty to ‘hold’ each freezer paper template in place on the pattern, so I can be clear about what templates I made and which I still need to make. These templates will be carefully cut from the freezer paper, as these shapes will translate into the fabric applique shapes. They need to be accurate. ; )
Then, I will begin the process of selecting fabrics, pressing the freezer paper to the RIGHT side, tracing around the template and cutting out the fabric shapes. For me, that’s when the REAL fun begins!!!
So…sew, here goes!!!
If you are interested in doing this project too and you’d like to join me in this endeavor and share the Roseville Album journey, please let me know! You may leave a comment or email me. I have considered setting up a blog/website dedicated to this quilt project. Perhaps something similar to the Civil War Bride…
Whew! Deep breath. You can eat an elephant one bite at a time. I/we can sew this quilt one stitch at a time. Have faith and patience.