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Technicolor Galaxy BOM - block #2

This past month I worked on my block number two for the Technicolor Galaxy BOM and boy, it was intense. There were 12 points to paper-piece - each point, has three parts to piece and join. Then I had to quilt all of that. I made my points all out of low volume and light/neutral solid fabrics. The original design is a mixture of low volumes and colors from the color wheel, but I decided to keep the points not so visible, so that my center and outer circles are more visible. I love the paper-piecing part, I especially like that I don't have to peel all the fabric, since it is made with a wash-away stabilizer. Again, the glue basting worked great to keep everything flat. I also used spray-basting for the first time, since the 12 points were small. I worked fine, but it did leave my Machingers gloves a little sticky.

On this first picture you can actually see my block number 3 already pieced, but it isn't quilted yet, and I might still change the order of some fabrics.

Instagram - The front of my #technicolorgalaxy Only 8 more months to go.jpg

I like the texture on the back wih solid fabrics, but changing bobbin thread was a pain.

Instagram - The back of my #technicolorgalaxy #colorwheel #fmq
Instagram - Another view of my #technicolorgalaxy #freemotionquilting block

Here is a close-up of the quilted back,

Instagram - The back with -not perfect- feather, swirls, and pebbles.jpg

and the quilted front.

Instagram - The madness has begun.jpg

Paper-piecing steps,

Instagram - Almost done joining these points for the #technicolorgalaxy.jpg

and the mess after that.

Instagram - Low volume paper piecing aftermath.jpg

I am looking forward for the next blocks, but for now, I am going to tone the quilting down a notch. All those swirls, feathers, and pebbles was very tense and exhausting.

And that's it for today.

xo, S.

#paperpiecing #TechnicolorGalaxy #lowvolume #FMQ #feather #Colorwheel

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