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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rose Star

OK - I know it's a sickness but I'm going to blame this one on Michelle. Just look at this awesome EPP block she is making: http://daisyhillquilts.blogspot.com/2012/01/sunday-sewing-with-girls.html.

Just how do you think I could pass that beauty up???

I did a little online research and found a tutorial for the darling mini/doll quilt shown to the right. Essentially the block is created by cutting larger hexies into smaller pieces the author calls kites and petals.

I had some 2" hexies so I thought I would just get one set cut and see how it looks ;)

Yikes, a little dark, but you get the point. Each rose will be about 12 inches so it should go together pretty fast...if only my EMT class wasn't cutting into my sewing time...

And then I started thinking about fabrics. I would really like to not have to buy anything, how anti-quilter of me!, and then I remembered I had this 9 piece FQ pack. What do you think? Enough contrast? Some quilters in the Flicker group noted that solids really helped give their blocks some pop. I am certain I can find a few solids to add and that stripe would be an awesome binding.

Oh whoa is me...

6 comments:

Denise :) said...

Now that's ambitious!! I *love* the fabric you're using ... that's the collection we used for Everett's nursery! It's so fun! I don't know whether to cry or smile, so I'll do both. LOL! :)

Janet O. said...

I have seen this on other blogs, too. I think it looks pretty ambitious, but I know you can do it. You needed something else to paper piece, didn't you?
I think those fabrics will look great--and you could use those tone-on-tones for solid.

LuAnn said...

This is how I ended up doing the Dear Jane quilt. I was just going to make enough blocks for a wall hanging, and it just snowballed. I saw Michelle's blog yesterday, and I love the blocks. I think the only thing saving me from starting this is that I don't have any 2 inch hexagons. I think the fabrics you've chosen are great!

Michelle said...

Oh, Sarah those fabrics are going to look great as the stars.
And truly, I am sorry! LOL.

Connie said...

I think your fabrics will be great for this! What a neat pattern!

Me and My Stitches said...

Very cool...you go girl!