That was definitely the last push I needed to participate in the celestial star QAL hosted by Diane of from blank pages. This weeks assignment was to colour in your design and I am not too ashamed to admit it: I have never done this as a first step for any of my quilts.
I was surprised that I was struggling a bit with it. I consider myself a visual person and normally visualize my quilts by picking the fabric. It was beyond me why I was struggling to colour, but if nothing else it became obvious that it is good to be challenged this way as I was clearly out of my comfort zone.
I want to make a 24" colourwheel to decorate my sewing dungeon.
|We did all our colouring under our sun awning, so appologies for the pics|
Also I was inspired by so many 'snow flaky' designs showing up on IG under #celestialstardesign and #celestialstarqal that I now want to make a 2x2 Christmas wall hanging in red and greens.
I have been following Diane's blog for a while and my attention was captures when she asked on IG if there was any interest in a QAL. I find the QAL posts so far very refreshing and love all the background info Diane compiled with regards to use of colour. I also loved her anecdote about a block she thought would look great but turned out not so great after all. I felt very much encouraged to just try. So now I include a few of my abandoned designs.
I instantly liked the idea of a colour wheel but still had to try a couple of colourings until I felt it was spot on.
I have found the fabrics I want to use from my stash for the colour wheel but I am still on the fence with regards to the snowflakes. I think I'll have a shop when we are over in the UK next week.