Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Blossoms Everywhere

I love the end of winter when all the blossoms start to appear around my yard; it reminds me that the warmer weather is finally on its way.

I adore the cherry blossoms out the front.

There are daffodils around, and jonquils too.

While I'm hand-stitching the binding on the Vintage Modern quilt, I've finally made a start on the Marmalade quilt, Star Blossoms. Its slow progress; the blocks aren't hard, but they are time consuming due to the size of the pieces. Each one takes about an hour. The lack of pressing instructions is also a bit of a pain (and a pet hate of mine when it comes to patterns).

The block is essentially a star within a star, so if you can handle HSTs and flying geese it's not too difficult.


Susan Snooks said...

The Star Blossoms are very pretty!

Sinta Renee said...

Beautiful. I didn't realize it was a star inside a star until now. Clever. Love the Marmalade strips!!!

Robyn of Oz said...

Nice work Kate. I reckon when you've got points, it works best if you can press away from the points, but that's not always easy to do and if the fabric says otherwise, go with the flow! Especially so when there is a high contrast between the background and the rest of the fabrics.
Good luck with the project.

Marg said...

Very pretty pattern, they are looking great.
I live too far north for any of the usual spring flowers, sigh.

a good yarn said...

Why is it that the pesky blocks always look so good? Really nice fabrics too. It's nice to have Spring peek its head around the corner at long last.