Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Fourth Rose Star Block and New Fabric

I'm so happy to have finished a fourth Rose Star block to add to the pile this Wednesday!

I'm definitely getting faster at putting them together. Sewing the whole outside layer on in one go definitely saved me time on this block. Definitely get all of your pieces ready, then sew them all together.

I also suggest planning blocks out in advance. If you have a bunch of paper pieces pinned to fabric, then you can always baste and whipstitch on the go. I had some errands to run during rush hour yesterday, and I absolutely made progress on this block while waiting at the same traffic light five times.

They're all looking pretty cute together. I can't wait until I have enough to start laying out a quilt.

My other WIP today is a surprise project. I have all of this great red and aqua fabric that I get to play with today! I will have photos tomorrow. Get pumped!

I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced, Sew Much Ado, Someday Crafts, and Rae Gun Ramblings.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced  


  1. I am loving those Rose star blocks!! The colors are beautiful! How big to they end up when you get it all put together?

    Can't wait to see what you do with your red/aqua bundle!

  2. I love those fabrics.. and your piecing is gorgeous.

  3. Your latest rose star is gorgeous! I don't know why but all the fabrics together give a very liberty of london vibe to me. Which is a good thing!

  4. love the rose stars! Sewing the outside ring together and stitching it on in one piece really is the way to go - makes it so meuch quicker!

  5. I am so impressed that you are hand sewing those rose stars, they look great! And I am happy to know that I am not the only one who sews in traffic. I worked on binding the Relay for Life donation quilt on the way home yesterday.

    1. Yes! I'm thinking being prepared with a little hand sewing in the car makes good use of otherwise wasted time. Besides, sewing is relaxing. What a great antidote to traffic frustration :-)