Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Block Party {Double Delight}

I've been having so much fun on this project, it's been hard to stop and work on other projects! The fact that I had to do very little pinning for both sets of blocks has made it quick and easy.

The double nine patch blocks are interspersed with cream squares that use the same fabrics in the square-in-a-square and little nine patch units. Since I needed 20 blocks, I stacked up the units in piles of 20 and just zipped away at chain piecing the blocks together. For variety, every few blocks, I rotated the piles nine patches 90 degrees.

I was a little concerned when I started the Rolling Star blocks that I would have to do a lot of pinning to get the points of the square in a square units to line up. However, after pinning the first couple, I found that I didn't actually need to pin each unit! I think my careful trimming (and the time it consumed!) paid off!

I have finished 12 or so of the 30 Rolling Star blocks for the quilt. I also made sure to press these blocks so that the seams will interlock with the 9 patch blocks for easy matching and top construction. I also have been occasionally rotating the piles of mulberry and chartreuse square in a square units so that the same fabrics aren't in the same locations for every block.

I've been thinking about what I'll use for the setting triangles and I will need more than a half yard. I have a few full yards hanging out in my stash that I'll audition. I don't think I want to do pink setting triangles like the original, and I'm leaning toward navy or mulberry, but ultimately it will be dependent on what I find in my stash.

What are your suggestions the setting triangles? Pink, navy, mulberry, chartreuse, or cream?

Happy Wednesday! Linking up with Let's Bee Social and Needle and Thread Thursday!


  1. Your blocks are looking good! I think I might choose one of the darker colors, but hard to say without seeing it.

  2. I love the continuity of the nine patch in the center of the rolling star block. Great looking progress!

  3. It's looking great. I made this quilt when Bonnie originally had the mystery. It is still one of my favorites.

  4. It is so nice when our hard work makes the sewing easier.

  5. These are such sweet blocks, I think I would go for a dark colour for the setting triangles too, to give it a strong border, the mulberry is lovely!


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