Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rose Star Finish It Up Friday

It's Friday again!  Another week in the can and some awesome sewing time for me!
I think I've spent more time sewing this week than I have for a long time.

Crazy Mom Quilts is a blog I have followed ever since I even knew about blogs.  It's been so much fun to watch her as a quilter...learning new things, trying new things, teaching me all kinds of awesome tricks and tutorials.
She hosts Finish It Up Friday every week.  This is a great chance to share what I've been doing this week and to see what quilters from around the world are working on.

Over at Self Sewn there is this tutorial that has had me hooked all week long!
The Rose Star block is so much fun to make.  I've enjoyed picking out my five fabrics and then figuring out how to make them using machine piecing, instead of the EPP (English Paper Piecing) she uses.

Lots and lots of "Y" seams.  I have a whole row of them now with their white background to make the top two edges, but no pictures yet.  Once you figure out the outer, white edging, they go together easy-peasy!

This was the first block I made.  Jennifer Paganelli, Martha Negley and some prints that I don't know where they come from.
Broke out my Flower Sugar to make Block 2.

Marth Negley's Mums, Kaffe Fassett polka dots, Sandi Henderson prints and some Patricia Bravo in this one.

This is one wild quilt, let me tell you!  But I'm loving it and can't wait to get the top finished for hubby sweet's and I's bed.  That will be a queen size top.  Little intimidating, but the blocks are so well worth it!
Wishing you a happy Friday and a weekend that is full of sunshine!


  1. Busy girl...that last one looks complicated but interesting too....have fun with it...make sure you show us the finished piece...

  2. so so pretty and fun of happy color! nice!

  3. Best wishes on your new paper-piecing obsession! I'll just observe from the sidelines, but they sure are pretty!

  4. I am admiring your rose star blocks. What amazes me more is that you are machine piecing them and not EPP. Well done. I have completed one block and have 2 others in the wings so far.

  5. those blocks are drop dead gorgeous!

  6. Oooh! These are looking fancy :-) I hope to make some this weekend while I'm traveling sans sewing machine.

  7. you make such amazing and stunning pieces....these are beautiful

  8. hi dee

    the salmon block is singing to me. it's beautiful. xoxo

  9. Another Dee here! Found you through Crazy Mom Quilts

    Beautiful work, amazing!

  10. I've been seeing these on various blogs & they absolutely fascinate me - so pretty. I've only attempted paper piecing once, but these might push me over the edge to attempt number 2.

  11. Love your blocks. I have also started some of these blocks by machine piecing, they are fussy, but worth the challenge. I found the directions to machine piece in "Material Obsession 2"


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