Quite some time ago I started building a quilt called “Calico Rose.” Husband came up with the name and it seemed perfect for the original idea.
After building 42 star blocks I realized the quilt was boring. Ouch! That hurt. So I thought for a long time and decided that alternating blocks might help. And, I built a lot of those.
The quilt was a top and not nearly so boring, but it didn’t feel finished and wasn’t really large enough to be a queen-size quilt anyway. Ouch again!
Border time! All the small delicate pieces in the body of the quilt made it feel impossible to put large slab borders on. Pieced borders it had to be. A THIRD ouch!
Now, finally, it is a finished top. Three “ouches” was all it took, but some things are like that. You endure the thorns to have the roses. I didn’t know it would be that way when Husband named the quilt.
One dilemma remains–after this struggle I am not sure what to do. I have my notes, but not pictures to really create a tutorial for the Calico Rose quilt. It would have to be a written pattern. Do people really want to build one of these–knowing there might be pain involved? What do you think?