Sunday, March 15, 2009

All Roads Lead to the Sea an Update


It seems like ages since I did the steeple portion of the church for this All Roads Lead to the Sea BOM so whenI got the March kit yesterday I wanted to cut right into the new kit. I started it pretty late last night because I wanted to get the sampler top assembled, so I didn't get much done. After working on it all afternoon today I manage to finish it around 7PM tonight. These blocks take a lot of concentration and you have to know that when you start one that you won't get much else done that day.

I took some liberties with my windows today and didn't put arches on them and I used a different walkway than what the quilt shop gave us but other than that, I stuck to the directions.

I did do a little whining this afternoon about how tedious this was and Robin reminded me that this is a once in a lifetime thing so I stopped complaining and just got er done...

Now, here's a picture of what I've got done so far....I didn't realize that I didn't do 1 kit, I found that in the box with the scraps so that needs assembly, and I have another house that has one of those killer rooflines that I can't seem to "get", but I'm going to get it out and make an effort to work on that tonight... This is going to be something that I'll treasure forever and I've already picked a place to hang it so I need to focus and keep up with it.....

6 comments:

Robin said...

Your All Roads looks TREMENDOUS so far Peg! I'm gonna have some serious quilt-envy when you're all done ;)

Barb said...

You are doing an awesome job...I look at it and think "I could never do that"....so thanks for posting it and I am sure when you are done, you will feel a great since of accomplisment.

Pat said...

I, too, love the look of this quilt and marvel at the photos when you and Barbara show yours on your blogs! NICE work....and if that quilt doesn't want to live at YOUR house, I'm sure it would be happy here!!! LOL

Conni said...

WONDERFUL!!!!

Barbara said...

Stampin' Quilter Barb and I know your frustrations, Peggy. Don't worry about taking liberties -- you're making it "your own". Like us, you're getting there! This quilt will look great on all our walls, and it's nice to be doing something that's a keeper for ourselves for a change. ;)

Laura-IH said...

I love seeing your updates on this quilt! Look at those little tiny pieces! Wow!