Rose Star with Harvest Gold
I am quite taken with a vintage block called Rose Star. And because that's what I've been thinking of lately, I decided to make it one more time using the Harvest Gold Collection by Benartex. I selected several fabrics and the gorgeous, large scale border print.
|Harvest Gold fabrics|
|Fabric kites along with some Fossil Ferns|
My goal was to fussy cut that main print and feature it in the center of my Rose Star.
Rose Star is composed of dozens of kite shaped patches. And yes - there are several y-seams (24, to be exact.) No way to get around it! I used my own template from my pattern and began cutting patches from 4-1/4" strips. A real great use of fabric with minimal waste! Simply flip-flop the template as shown.
|Cutting kites from fabric strips|
|Marking the top hole to show me where to stop stitching|
|Small pencil dot at the 120 degree angle|
|Back of one 3-Patch unit|
|Sets of 3-Patch units|
|A dozen of another set of 3-Patch units|
|One of 6 pieced units for the center.|
|Sewing the units, allowing the center to remain open for the hexagon|
|Freezer paper template for fussy cutting the center|
|Black trimmed center hexagon|
|Rose Star, Plan A|
|Harvest Gold Rose Star quilt: 44" x 48"|
If you're interested in my 8 page Rose Star pattern with acrylic template, (as shown above), fabric planning page, PLUS 3 fabric kites to practice with I have it available for $13.00 plus $2 postage (USA only!) This is NOT a digital file, but a paper pattern with acrylic template.
You can now find my Rose Star pattern in my Etsy shop. I am checking on postage prices for those outside the USA. The directions are for the Rose Star topper that was featured last week.