My first block was the center color wheel. You can see it here: Technicolor Madness. Block 2 will be the Star Points. Paper piecing fun!
I pulled out the color wheel from last month and located the bag with the templates for the stars. Good start so far. (that was the easy part!)
All of the paper piecing templates I printed on wash away stabilizer sheets. Have you ever used them before? This will be my first time. One of those new skills I wanted to learn!
I really didn't plan what or how I wanted my finished piece to be. Since I was hoping to learn new things, I decided to keep it simple and stick with the color wheel. However, had I known the possibilities that were out there I may have veered off the path a little!
This is the stage where I have to figure out my star point colors. It seems easy enough. One of these days I should really time myself to see how long it actually takes me to make up my mind!
I got it now! Neatly pinned, organized and ready to go!
Squeal!!!! Love these! I could look at them all day, every day. I wonder if I could make these over and over and over...they were fun!
This is the plan. Yes, that step was fun. But there is so much more to do!
Like picking the coordinating prints for the second part if the stars! That was difficult and made me want a glass of wine. But I didn't cave...I stuck with it and eventually came to my final picks.
First I needed to cut a bunch, like a lot, a lot 1 3/4" low volume strips. And I might add, I'm glad I finally got on the low volume band wagon and now have a respectable stash...that was very helpful!
These are my first two 'test' pieces. I was anxious to see how they would look. With these two done, I have 22 more to go. Hold on...let me whip those out...be right back...tick tock, tick tock...
That wasn't a long wait, right? I spent most of the morning making these! Time consuming as they are one of the perks of using the wash away stabilizer - you don't have to remove it, so no paper piles and having to pick the little pieces off! Also, you don't have to use small stitches. Helps if you have to rip it out!
If all the stars align correctly and you hold you head at just the right angle...they all come together just like this! (and even then, they didn't) What a relief!
If, I am to be honest with you, I'm not even close to done with block #2! I knew I had to get started on this lesson. It won't be long and block #3 will be out. I didn't want to get behind and I hate being late to the party! For now, I will put these star points away. I still have to quilt them, which will take a while for me. Did I mention this is a QAYG (quilt as you go) project? Yet one more skill to learn!
You get the picture. This is the pieces together, ready to quilt, ready for another skill to learn and one day master!
I tried to add a movie that I shared on Instagram. I wasn't sure how to make it work on here, so if you would like to check it out you can see it here: Technicolor Galaxy
I DID IT!