So my normal daily routine, where I rush around doing my errands and chores in the morning to get into my sewing room in the afternoon, netted me no time in my sewing room Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. I finally decided just to take some time on Thursday, even though I still had things to do and errands to run. It's that time of year where I never get through my daily To Do list and I'm guessing your day is the same.
I did, finally, put my hsts to use. Here's my first Round & Round block. Round & Round is a pattern by Camille Roskelley for thimble blossoms. (click here) Camille is doing a Round and Round Along and I've seen several finished tops online, and not a stinker in the group. Here's a new quilt finished by Camille herself using some fabric not by Bonnie and Camille, but cute all the same. (click here)
I'm making a Christmas version using a layer cake of "12 days of Christmas" by Kate Spain for Moda and a layer cake of "In from the Cold" also by Kate Spain for Moda.
In the pattern the star centers are background fabric, I decided to fill my centers using a print fabric. Sometimes I use the same fabric as the points, sometimes I use the same color as the points but a different print, and sometimes I go with something totally different. So far so good. I've also determined, based on the fabric I'm using, that each large block should have two red stars, two green stars, two blue stars, one white background star and one gray star.
I'm finding this to be a perfect project for this time of year, just a little fun and easy escape, if you're looking for a little fun and easy escape maybe you need to go Round & Round too!