Wednesday, June 26, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Rose Star Quilt Update

I'm alive! True story.

I didn't plan on taking more than a month off from the blog. Between weeks under the weather with multiple trips to urgent care, a couple of short trips out of town, and wrapping up my term as the VP of Programming for the Austin Modern Quilt Guild, I haven't been up to sewing much; forget blogging.

I'm doing much better now, though, and I did get in a little hand sewing during travel time. Here's the progress that I have to show on the Rose Star quilt.

By some inexplicable magic, piecing in the background has gone really fast. With help from Clare at Selfsewn, I figured out how to cut the paper pieces for the edges of the quilt. I'll definitely do a post to share that process.

You can really see where the half blocks will go as the edge of the quilt comes together. I think they look like shark bites ;-) I'm waiting to piece the rest of the quilt top, then I'll go back and make the half blocks to finish it out.

I'm very pleased with the Stella Solid in Gray that I picked for the background. Thanks for all your help on Instagram! It was a ridiculous process, but it's nice to love it :-D I'm so glad I didn't go with Kona White.

Happy Crafting!



  1. It looks amazing, a great mix of bright colours nicely supported by the gray. Hope the rest of your summer goes much better for you!

  2. You are inspiring me to get on with my own!

  3. I did wonder where my little cheerleader had gone!
    You are amazing x

  4. Wow, this really is beautiful. It definitely looks better with the grey background :)

  5. Looks amazing! Hope all is well now. Hopefully I'll see you at a meeting soon :)

  6. Looks so good. I like the shark teeth. chomp.

  7. It is really coming along, will be a truly wonderful quilt.

  8. Fabulous! I just finished my version of this last week, and even though I had so many fewer blocks than you do (which I love looking at!), I'm happy to have it done. I am impressed with your progress!

    Elizabeth E.