Saturday, September 12, 2015

Technicolor Galaxy Check in! {Volume 1}

Welcome to the first Technicolor Galaxy Check in @ A Quarter in from the Edge!
There are lots and lots of quilters out there working on the Skill Builder 2015 BOM - Technicolor Galaxy. Some use the private FaceBook group to post about our progress... others not so much. I've been finding ALYOF very motivating and thought it might be cool to have something just for those of us working on Technicolor Galaxy. And, with the blessing of Alyssa of Pile O Fabric, this link-up was born.

So here's where I am so far.
I'm halfway through the pieced backgrounds that I've (foolishly?) chosen.
 And most of the way through the actual tiny flower hexies!
I'm finding that with the added oomph of the stabilizer, they're not lying flat. Anyone else run into this problem? Did it resolve itself once it was appliqu├ęd to the background? Please say yes!
 I only have the blue flowers left to do... but I don't seem to have much energy left for EPP by the end of the day lately. Lots of Grey's Anatomy via Netflix, but not so much EPP.
It'll get done though... it's not a race after all! In the last round of blocks, I found it easier to quilt the Arrowheads, Piano Keys, and Scattered Geese all in one marathon session. I could choose the back fabrics all at the same time as well. Instead of digging through my Konas three times (ain't nobody got time for that! ), I just did it just once.

And now it's your turn. Link up and share your progress to date.

And remember, there's no judgement here. You don't need to be up to date (or even close!) to link-up. Wherever you are in the process is worth blogging about! It might even be your chance to ask a question of other TGers or catch a tip on a block you've yet to tackle.

Hope to see you back here on October 12th for Technicolor Galaxy Check in {Volume 2}!



  1. Well look at us! I love seeing everyones progress...I'm hoping there will be more who will share! I think your hexie background for the hexie flowers is amazing, crazy...well yes (to me), but amazing! My flowers were fine after they were pressed. I haven't quilted the hexies or orange peels, like you I'm waiting to have a marathon session. I had hoped the next block would have been out before this first check in...not that I would have had it done, but I might have!

    Thanks for putting this together Jenn!

  2. I really do enjoy watching your progress on this rainbow beauty. I am also curious about the cupping and would guess it all works out fine. Sounds like Jayne did well with a press.

  3. I don't have a post because I don't feel I've made much progress. The hexies are killin me! First the glue I used dried too hard and I couldn't get a needle through the hexie to make the flower, then my iron made a mess over two of my flowers and I need to redo them. I have one of the four done. I must say I've learned a lot and that is what it's all about.
    Thank you for sharing, seeing your progress is inspirational!

  4. I'm not a blogger, but am working on the BOM. I am up to date other than the hexies. I have the fabrics all picked out, just need to push myself forward to get started. I've never done EPP before so am a bit hesitant, but I will persevere and they will get done...Thanks for sharing your own adventures on this BOM.

  5. It looks awesome!! Keep up the good work.

  6. I really like the hexies and love the blues! I have ordered more fabric! Does that count as progress?


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