The Rose Star quilt is finished. I started it in February, as a long term project, thinking I could just poke away at it over the years while I had other stuff going in the foreground. But, at heart, I am a one-project-at-a-time person, so I made block after block until it seemed I had enough and then forged ahead with the background piecing. The total number of Rose Stars was 32 whole blocks and 6 half blocks. I didn't count up the background pieces.
|English Paper Pieced using ladder stitch|
|Machine quilted with golden yellow thread|
|Hand quilting with No. 8 Perle cotton, various colors|
The finished size of the quilt is 57" x 68", which is simply how big it became. I did put a two print border on it, which it seemed to want, sewing it on by hand to avoid losing any of the pattern to a seam allowance.
|Binding and borders|
|Backing with binding|