It’s time for our fifth block – the Rosetta Star! (Miss our earlier posts? You can find more information about the Florence Star, Milton Falls Star, Ohio Star, and Wedding Ring block.)
You will need two Rosetta Star blocks for the throw-sized quilt and one block for the baby-sized quilt.
The beautiful Rosetta Star block is mentioned by Emmeline as she muses what her life might be like if it was more like the actual readers of her column. Emmaline decides to make a green and rose Rosetta Star quilt to display on her chaise lounge, waiting to comfort her children when they returned home from school.
The construction of the Rosetta Star involves the partial quarter-square triangle unit to create the inside of the star as well as the star points. Testing the placement of your fabrics (left, photo below) when placed on the half-square triangles is key to success of this unit. The pattern (see page 9) has the instructions to trim the partial quarter-square triangle units. Using washi tape to mark off the trim size on your ruler hour-glass unit will help you get an accurate trim (right, photo below.)
Ready to sew? Share photos of your Rosetta Star on Instagram and in the Quilt Fiction Facebook group and use tags #lovesmelovesmenotqal, #quiltfictionqal, and #storyguildqal. Add your blocks to our Loves Me, Loves Me Not gallery by emailing them to email@example.com.
Next Monday, March 27, we start the final block of the quilt along – the Crown and Star!
Don’t yet have the pattern? You can buy the pattern at the Quilt Fiction Shop.
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