Monday, May 13, 2013

Arranging Rose Stars

With the Rose Stars all finished, it was time to pick a final arrangement. Here are the blocks on the design wall as they've been for the past few months. I did the quilty math at the end of January and pinned up the blocks I had finished to define the quilt perimeter before I started filling in the middle. 

Picking a final arrangement for blocks in a quilt top is not part of the process that I enjoy. It feels like a lot of pressure. Up until then, it seems like no big deal to pick out a seam here or there if you run across a problem. When a quilt top starts to form, though, it feels like a big commitment. 

I got out my step ladder and fiddled around with it. I took lots of pictures and recruited Mr. Pins for assistance. I'm happy with this layout, even though I did just go swap two blocks around on the design wall ;-)

Tomorrow I'll fill you in on the background. Pun intended!

Happy Crafting!



  1. Trying not to stress too much! I find once the quilt is together we stop seeing it as individual blocks but more of a complete top in all its beauty! It's going to be a wonderful quilt when you are finished!

  2. They are just so pretty... a feast for the eyes!

  3. it's going to be so bright and beautiful!

  4. Wow it is very colourful indeed! Did you get my email?

  5. It's so scrappy you almost can't go wrong with the layout! It's beautiful! :)

  6. Looking forward to seeing it all together

  7. This is just so beautiful! This showed up in my Pinterest feed yesterday and I loved it so much I immediately made a block. It was so much fun! I joined the Flickr group and posted a pic of my first block, and I have the colors for my next block picked already.

    I will be going back and looking at your blocks for inspiration along the way. I just love the colors you chose. Beautiful work!!!!