This is the second one of these Rose Star/Jazz Hands whatever-you-wanna-call-it blocks. Kris, over at Duke Says Sew What first tipped me off about Clare's Rose Star block party, which I promptly joined in on. I had been hand-piecing like mad already, and after cranking out a few of these my arm was about to fall off.
That's when I decided to up the hexie size to 8 inches (point to point) and try machine piecing. I'd never done y-seams by machine but I figured it out. The first block might be more visually striking in photographs, but in real life this one is my favorite. It screams tropical vacation or something like that.
As far as WiPs go, I made one block for my mom's quilt, and started this new quilt, with two block done now. Nothing else got touched!
I also want to mention my pal Elizabeth is having an awesome Superior Thread giveaway, which you can find here. She's awesome and is full of useful quilty info and wisdom. Plus she writes like a dream :D