Star Light Star Dark QAL - Fabric Prep
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Layout Planning and Fabric Prep {Star Light Star Dark QAL}

Jess @Quilty Habit released the next set of instructions for her Star Light Star Dark QAL on Monday. She discusses how to plan the quilt layout based on our fabric selections, and I dove right in.

Star Light Star Dark QAL - Fabric Prep

Star Light Star Dark QAL – Fabric Prep

After cutting my first section, I realized that I wanted to note what fabrics I had selected to be used where (there are 6 or 7 fabrics per section), so I used self printed address labels to write the number for each fabric. Jess also recommends using Clover clips to group fabrics together, which is another great suggestion.

Star Light Star Dark QAL - Fabric Prep

Star Light Star Dark QAL – Fabric Prep

I will admit to shuffling fabric around a little bit as I did the fabric preparation. Some of my initial pull just wasn’t working for me this time around. Which is OK; I find when cultivating a more scrappy quilt like this one, having some time to go back and review fabric selection is really important.

Star Light Star Dark QAL - Fabric Selection

Star Light Star Dark QAL – Fabric Selection

With so much time between now and the next set of instructions, which Jess will publish on August 1st, I’m glad I labeled AND photographed the fabric in order to help me in a few weeks!

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13 thoughts on “Layout Planning and Fabric Prep {Star Light Star Dark QAL}

  1. Serena@Sewgiving says:

    I so agree with you on giving the fabric selection time to rest then going back with fresh eyes to edit (or not). I find I need to do that a lot with scrappy projects especially to get the balance just right πŸ™‚

  2. Audrey says:

    Yum. That is all I have to say. πŸ™‚

  3. Your palette is beautiful and I see some of my favorite prints in there! I am looking forward to watching your progress during this QAL.

  4. Great mix of scrappy while maintaining the same value within each group!

  5. Jayne says:

    Well this is going to be interesting. And I mean that in a good way! You have a knack for picking just the right prints and colors…so it will be amazing! Waiting for the next set of instructions is the hardest part!

  6. Great pull! Love the scrappiness and colors you chose. I cannot wait to see the progress.

  7. Yummy colors! I appreciate how she’s already providing you with tips for success. That’s the mark of a good designer.

  8. Tish says:

    I’m a big fan of labeling fabrics when doing a BOM or QAL that will happen over a period of time. If I don’t I will forget which fabrics go where. Address labels are a good idea for labeling the fabrics, I may have to borrow that one. I love the scrappy look you have going on for this one, lots of great fabrics in there.

  9. Girl, you are doing a lot of QAL’s, including your own! I’m impressed. I haven’t even picked out my fabric for the Meadow Mystery Quiltalong yet! Better get on it! Can’t wait to see what this will look like. Like the colors.

  10. I love watching all of your progress and I so appreciate how active you’ve been with the QAL! πŸ™‚ I agree – labeling is extremely important, and my fabric choices also changed a lot when I laid them out. All part of the process!

  11. Ooooh, gorgeous pull! I’m a sucker for anything with greens and blues! πŸ™‚

  12. Sandra says:

    Just WHERE would we be these days without our phones to snap photos! I love blue and green (of course you know that, blue and green is just all kinds of fabulous in my world) and I especially love the science-style fabrics. Are they Zen Chic?

  13. Paige says:

    Lovely choices! It’s going to be beautiful!

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