I know that you can scarcely believe it, but this master procrastinator has stayed on task for two months in a row with the Technicolor Galaxy BOM! Block #2 was a big task and I've actually held off quilting them all until next month when there are only 4 blocks to complete and the load is a bit lighter.
This month covered all twelve Star Point blocks that surround the Color Wheel. Each block is foundation paper pieced and has 14 different pieces. They were very easy to assemble but it was keeping track of the progression of color around the wheel that was the tricky part. I pretty much kept the Color Wheel splayed out on the floor at all times and each time I completed a piece, I laid it out where it will eventually be sewn into place.
Since I consider myself to be fairly proficient in paper piecing at this point, there wasn't too much technique that was new EXCEPT for the materials that I used. Until this point, I've only used regular copier paper. The templates that I purchased along with the class included wash away foundation pieces. They feel a bit like iron-on interfacing and have the patterns printed directly onto them. They are supposed to wash out completely the first time that you launder the finished quilt. I really liked how I could apply my fabric directly onto the foundation pieces and hold them securely with a swipe of washable glue stick instead of a myriad of pins. Everything stayed so nice and flat! It will be interesting to see the texture after the first washing!
But aren't the colors just gorgeous? I love how one blends right into the next and how the low volumes of the background add extra interest without taking away from the brightness of the colored star points. Now it's onto Block #3 for April - piano keys!