Good morning! Before I report on my own progress, I need to send you all over to Frederick's blog to check out the Rose Star quilt that he just finished. Frederick and I share a love of EPP (I think he'll tell you I started it, but really, he has been an inspiration and motivation to me more than he gives himself credit for. Check out his other quilts while you're over there..) and I have been watching as this quilt grew for months. Clare's Rose Star pattern and tutorial is a great place to start if you're interested in playing with multi-template English paper piecing patterns. I made a few myself but then had to shelve them when the book came along. They are fun in that you get to play around with fabric combinations differently than with a one-patch pattern. There's a flickr group that Frederick links to, tons of inspiration can be found in there as well..
But back to my own stars.. I finished star #5, and have laid out all the hexies for star 6, but it has just been sitting on my kitchen table this past weekend, taunting me.
I really wanted to sew it together, but unexpected summer fun kept popping up instead-- a movie with Costas, a day in the city with my relatives from Chicago, watching George teach his dad how to play Super Mario Brothers.. I knew the EPP could wait.
How about you? Steadily stitching or easily distracted by end of summer fun? Link up and tell all!
(BTW, just because I post on Monday mornings doesn't mean YOU have to! Link up any time during the week, we'll still pop over and check out your work~)