I last posted about how obsessed I was with the monthly BOM by pileofabric.com called technicolor galaxy-and my obsession continued. I sewed ahead of the BOM and kept sewing until I had the blocks done
I really loved putting the binding on the blocks and seeing the quilting flow together! When it came
to putting the center circle in, I admittedly got a little worried..some additional thought on how to make it work (I hoped) ahead of the time helped
Alyssa shows the use of washable elmers glue throughout the sewing process and I, being relatively old-school couldn't wrap my head around using it...and I didn't use it much but, it definitely came in handy! Glue was especially helpful with the back bias strips. Have you used glue in quilting?
I then pinned and pinned and crossed my fingers
For the back of each arc I used colorful solids -that I still think multiply in my stash by themselves:). I placed them in a step-down way to make the back fun :). I don't think I used up much of my solids stash on this, oddly enough!
And, before I knew it, it was done!! The BOM and pattern have side and corner low volume blocks to make the quilt square but I wanted this to be circular as I want to hang it on a wall. I really loved every bit of making this one! Now I sort of don't know what to do with myself! :).
I'll be testing a couple of quilt patterns for designers soon and I can't wait to dig in on those! I am ready for a new project! I'll post some teaser pics for these new patterns on Instagram soon hopefully!
Speaking of which I have failed at my blog posting commitment because Instagram is so immediate! I continue to see so much (too much??) inspiration there that it continues to eat up my computer time. If you haven't joined, please try it! There is an amazing group of talented quilters on IG. I'm going to continue to be active there, and this blog will likely, eventually end. Gone due to instant social media. I will still peek at your blogs though! Have a great weekend xx K