I had decided not to take part in any quiltalongs this year but this one caught my eye because the block is so versatile. You can make so many designs with the same block depending on how you place your fabrics.
Its the Celestial Star Quiltalong at From Blank Pages.
The pattern is available in a range of sizes and includes a border as well and is available at Craftsy.com.
This week is about choosing your colours and design as well as fabrics so we started by printing out colouring pages to play around with. This is what I ended up with:
I didn't really have a plan with these, they were just me playing around but I think I have decided to keep the cross look to whatever blocks I make. I think I prefer the blocks on the right side but not necessarily the colours.
So then I went and had a bit of a wander through my stash pulling out fabrics that called to me and after a bit of adding and subtracting I ended up with this selection.
I've had them sitting on my couch for a couple of days and I know I'm pretty happy with them, other than the floral on the right. In theory it should work as the colours it contains are right but I'm not absolutely sure it will as its so different to the others and it has a cream base. I was planning to use white as a background so I think that could cause a problem. We shall see.
In the meantime I'm thinking I need to do some more colouring to see what else I come up with now that I have nailed most of my fabric choices. I also need to decide how many blocks I want to make I guess!