Celestial Star SAL - Month 12 - Starbursts 12-24 December 01 2018
It's December, the month when we celebrate Christmas in style. I know many of you are busy decorating, shopping, wrapping, baking, cooking, partying, traveling and visiting with loved ones. I hope you are able to save some quiet time for yourself to relax and do some hand stitching. Below is a cross stitched picture I made which reminds me of my sentiment for you and for the world.
"May your holidays be a time of peace and love for all creatures, great and small."
I also wanted to give you a sneak peak of my next SAL with Red Thread Studio....Decadence Block of the Month. Details HERE. I hope you will join us again with these "In the Round" blocks, pattern by Helen Stubbings of Hugs 'n' Kisses.
- If you find that your stitches show on the right side, you can avoid that. Make sure your stitch through both EPP pieces is perpendicular to the edge. Then your traveling stitch behind is at an angle.
- This is a "cheater" tip I don't use too often. The fabric motif you want to cut often doesn't fit perfectly into the template area and the edge of another motif or background might have to be included in your cut. If the colors are right, you might be able to adjust the design by filling in an area with a permanent Micron fine point pen in a matching color. For example, my cut is of a peacock tail and I don't want the tiny edge of the white background showing; a blue or green Micron pen might just be able to fill in the white background. No one will ever know.
- IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU FINISH YOUR COLOR BURSTS BEFORE YOU START YOUR STARBURSTS. OTHERWISE, YOU MAY NOT HAVE THE FABRIC CUTS YOU NEED FOR YOUR COLOR BURSTS.
You need twelve more Starbursts this month. Listed below are the fabrics I used in each of my Starbursts from the center out. These are examples. Be creative, design your own. Setting your Magic Mirror on your fabric will show you what a center might look like. Using a template viewer will help you find another fabric cut.
Starburst #13: Peacock Circle, Red on Red, Twin Peacocks
Starburst #14: Peacock Circle, Blue on Blue, Red on Red
Starburst #15: Peacock Circle, Blue on Blue, Twin Peacocks
Starburst #16: Blue Medallion, Blue Medallion, Blue on Blue
Starburst #17: Twin Peacocks, Peacock Circle, Green on Green
Starburst #18: Twin Seahorses, Green on Green, Blue on Blue
Starburst #19: Twin Peacocks, Peacock Circle, Blue on Blue
Starburst #20: Twin Seahorses, Twin Seahorses, Blue on Blue
Starburst #21: Twin Peacocks, Blue on Blue, Green on Green
Starburst #22: Twin Seahorses, Blue on Blue, Blue Medallion
Starburst #23: Twin Peacocks, Peacock Circle, Blue on Blue
* Starburst #24: Twin Peacocks, Blue on Blue, Twin Peacocks *notice that this is a replica of one we did last month
Be sure to add the background fabric around the Starbursts. Remember that these are my examples. Be creative and design some of your own.
Keep posting your progress (#CelestialStarSAL). Jen has some awesome prizes lined up and the odds are in your favor. Next month, I will discuss connecting and finishing directions. That's when all your hard work will shine like a Star!!