For my newer followers, I started this quilt at Christmas time. I made about 20 rosettes between January and July, but I only started to join them up in August.
|Some of my early rosettes - they're not all in the quilt yet|
All the decisions required about pattern and colour mean that joining the rosettes has been a slow process. Hand sewing all those stars on takes forever too.
|Two of the potential rosettes in this photo didn't make it into the quilt afterall|
I am extending the pattern slightly beyond the edges shown in the book, but I do currently intend to mark a straight edge and attach a fairly plain border (or maybe two - a skinny one and then a wider one).
Some people in the facebook group are appliqueing their edges to a border so they don't lose any star points, but I think it would be too hard to fold the points down. Others are hand piecing a plain row of pentagons around the edge and then attaching a border or binding.
|Forward planning on my kitchen floor|
The bottom section measures 37" x 55". I have lots of rosettes made for the top half. I just need to decide on the placement, make the stars, and join them up. I'm not sure if I'll manage all that before Christmas or not.
If you're thinking about making this quilt then I really would recommend allowing about one year.