After tripping over it on my floor for months, I finally buckled down and finished the Star Gazing quilt top. I finished Block 11 which included paper piecing for the yellow square corners. When I was designing the coloring on this block, I could not settle on a color arrangement that I loved. I redid the coloring on at least 4 different occasions before deciding on this one. Every other block I was able to settle on pretty quick, but there was something about this one. I am liking how it came together. I think the yellow, pink, and blue all give it a nice pop while not being too obnoxious.
I also finished all of my partial seams and assembled the top. I may add a 2″ border of the darkest border and bind in the same but I haven’t decided yet. But this counts as being finished. My goal was to have the top of the quilt be lighter and for the blocks to get darker towards the bottom. I’m happy with how that came out and that it’s subtle but still there.
This Block of the Month is being run through Quilter’s Market in Tucson, starting next month. Swan will also be sending it to quilt shops throughout the country. Hoffman fabrics is also promoting the BOM, since Swan made a version using their batik-solids line.