Celestial Stocking for the Alison Glass Celestial Gift Along
Over the past few months I have shared a little bit of my progress working on a Christmas version of a Celestial quilt using the Celestial pattern by Alison Glass. This has been a fun project and a really terrific pattern.
Alison invited me to participate in a Celestial Gift Along. We were asked to make a holiday gift using any of the six star blocks from the Celestial pattern. Think of all the fun projects you could make with the stars! Since I am already making the Christmas quilt I thought it would be nice to have a matching stocking and I think this would make a good gift as well.
I made three of the A blocks from the pattern using some Christmas Spirit and low volume prints just like I am using for my quilt. Using the stocking template from my scrappy stockings pattern, I cut out a piece of batting and assembled scraps of background fabric by sewing segments to the the batting until it was completely covered.
I have been in foundation paper piecing mode for a few months and really love it. However, one of my biggest pet peeves with foundation paper piecing is sewing on a piece of fabric, flipping it over and having it not cover the template all the way. I hate guessing and wasting time. That is why I love Alison Glass foundation paper piecing patterns, they include measurements for all the pieces, making it fun and more relaxing to work on.
I have so many ideas for more gifts that could use different Celestial stars, in fact I even made another project and I will be back Tuesday to share about it. Meanwhile, it's your turn! Join the fun and create a project using the Celestial pattern. You could basically take any pattern or tutorial for items like bags, dresses, aprons, stockings, tree skirts, journal covers, sewing machine cover and add a Celestial star to it. If the star block is too big you can reduce the size of the template and make a mini version. The possibilities are endless. Over the next two weeks these bloggers will be sharing some Celestial projects with you for some extra inspiration.
This is a great opportunity to get some holiday gifts sewn and checked off your list. It's also a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to alisonglass.com and signed copy of Alison's new book Alison Glass Applique.
You have until December 10 to link up your project. If you are on Instagram use the hashtag #celestialgiftalong to share photos of your projects, each week Alison will pick a winner from the photos shared to select a pattern of their choice from her shop!
Happy Celestial Sewing!