Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Rose Stars #40 & #41

Here's some of the handiwork I have to show from the Austin Modern Quilt Guild Sew-In Day at the Northwest Sewing Center in Austin this past weekend.

We had a spectacular time sewing and swapping tips, my favorite of which was that a butternut squash is easier to peel and cut if you put it in the oven whole for awhile first. Jackpot. Tried it for dinner today and worked like a charm.

These being blocks #40 and #41, I now have eight more whole rose star blocks and seven half rose star blocks to complete to fill in the pattern around the edges. I've got two more blocks cut, but I think I'll finish those and make mindful choices about the color schemes for the last whole blocks in an attempt to balance everything out.

I had to pull blocks off of the design wall so I could lay out pieces for a Marine Den quilt. More on that tomorrow!

Happy Crafting!