Welcome to my blog about my quilting journey! I started quilting in 2006 with a quilt of my own design which started as a cushion cover and ended up as a single bed sized quilt! Now I'm totally hooked....maybe obsessed is a better word for it.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Celestial Star Quiltalong - My First Block!

Well I've managed to find the time to put together my first block in the Celestial Star Quiltalong being hosted by Dianne at From Blank Pages.

I made some new practice sketches as I wasn't entirely happy with my first ones here.

Then I cut out the templates to use for cutting the fabric pieces. I haven't done this before for paper piecing and it did seem to take the guess work out of it a bit. It also helps with fussy cutting pieces if you need to.
Then I got my individual pieces put together on the weekend.

I couldn't resist laying out the pieces to see if it was all going to work and I decided I like it!

Tonight I quickly jumped on the machine after work and despite multiple interruptions I managed to get my block put together!

I'm really happy with the black and white fabrics I've chosen for the background.  I felt the solid black I started out planning to use would be too harsh and I think these are a good compromise.


  1. so pretty! looks great well done!

  2. Gorgeous!!!! I love your choice of fabrics and the layout is perfect! WTG!!!!

  3. Great work!! I love how your block turned out. I love seeing all of the different combinations that people are coming up with.

  4. Your block is gorgeous! Did you make the 24" block? I made 12 inch blocks, and I think I spend a couple of days on each block, really fiddly. I was working with small batik scraps though, and that's what determined my size. Nice to use up stash, but next time it will be 24" blocks, I'm thinking!


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