It is quite easy to start a rosette. The centre star and the first ring of pentagons goes quickly and is lots of fun. Then that first row of stars hits, and they are small and a little tedious, and definitely time consuming. And as it gets bigger, the more pieces it takes to complete the round!
Thankfully, I am not going for speed with this quilt. I am truly enjoying the process. I love interacting with and choosing the fabrics for each round, and fussy cutting each piece. I love seeing how each cog evolves from the starting idea. And I love handsewing each tiny piece. This is a project that, even if it takes me ten years to complete, will be a beautiful keepsake full of memories and deep connections with the fabrics, the events in my life that coincide with each rosette, and the quilting community on Instagram that has been so supportive and loving along the way.