Sunday, July 1, 2012

Rose Star re-started

About a month ago I mentioned that I had restarted my Rose Star quilt in a new fabric range.

I am pleased to report that I am very very happy with how my new version is coming along. It's made in Flora by Lauren and Jessi Lung for Moda. The colours are so pretty and sunshiney - not too heavy and not too light - they really cheer me up.

I've made 12 blocks so far and I have about 24 to go. (They're approx 12" by 11" each.) I am determined to complete a block per night over the next few weeks, because I really don't want this quilt to end up on the UFO pile. 

I decided to use a light buttercup yellow for the in-between bits, but now that I look at the fabric again it looks stronger and darker, more like an egg-yolk yellow. Hopefully it will grow on me.
I think that once I stitch in the centre hexagons, the background yellow will tone down a little. The centre hexagons are also from the Flora range and have a tone-on-tone pattern, which makes a welcome change from plain centres.
My photos don't do the colours or patterns of these fabric justice. It's a bit grey outside today, which is a good excuse to get back to stitching another block of sunshine. Bye for now!


  1. Love them! Do you have the paper pieces in your store?

  2. Hi Anita, yes I make the pieces in paper and card. Look under the "Mixed Pack" category at

    (Sorry for not replying by email. All my emails have been bouncing back as undelivered this weekend. I think there's a problem with my webhost's server.)

  3. Your Rose Stars are looking great! I'm impressed that you can get one done each night! Mine take me weeks!

  4. LOL, one block per night is my goal, but I can't guarantee that's achieveable, LOL!

  5. Das sieht wunderschön aus. Ich bin gespannt, auf den fertigen Quilt.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

  6. This is going to be just beautiful!

  7. Am loving this blocks, I am itching to star mine but being strong need to clear some ufos first...your choice of fabric is much nicer this time, I agree with you, its softer.

  8. Wow! They look lovely - and the colours in the middle work so well :) Good luck with them - you're getting there!