Thursday, August 7, 2014

Celestial Star Quilt Along

I was so excited to get started on the QAL over at from blank pages I just dove right in! I spent so much time on the quilt that I neglected to blog. Quilting (even new quilting like this lovely paper piecing) is well within my comfort zone. Blogging not so much. So please bare with me. I know this is a bit clunky. But I will figure this out and get better.
The first thing I did was pick out my fabrics so that I could start coloring.

I decided my batik collection that I have been hoarding for the perfect project was, well, perfect.
Then I got out my markers. Yeah, I'm 51 and loving my Crayola markers. I bought them trying to convince myself they were for my granddaughter. But now the truth is out.

I tested all the markers to get the closest match to my batiks. I was lovin' it!
So I colored away and cut out the blocks I liked.

Then I took a photo and turned it to grey scale. Not the greatest contrast but was certain that the colors would still be what I was after. 

Then I started cutting out the fabrics! I was on a roll!

I think glue basting is the greatest! Take note: Don't use a pin to sop the glue.


 Then I started running into troubles...
  ...and needing lots of tape.

 But was VERY happy when I got the first section done. Problem was the quadrants didn't line up real well. I hope to blog later on how I remedied that. But for now some more pics.

 I'm happy with my second block!

I'll let you know how my third block is doing. Eeee! I'm so excited!