Quite a few years ago David (hubby) and I bought one of those novelty gift things for Hanni (daughter), it was a star named after her, she’s been interested in them for so long we thought it a good idea.
While having a look around the Urban Threads website I came across a couple of design packs. The first was a pack of Stellar Constellations with all twelve zodiac signs, I bought this pack in the largest size, there are four or five different sizes available. The second pack is called Ecliptic Constellations, again I bought the largest size and there are thirteen designs in this pack including some extra stars. I wasn’t really sure how to lay out the designs but thought something would pop into my head as I make them. So first things first I stitched out all twenty five designs using some burgundy cotton Klona fabric from Empress Mills, my favourite plain fabric. Next I scribbled onto a bit of paper a rough layout, 2 hours later I had it, because the designs were in portrait and landscape it wasn’t as easy as I thought.
I used the background of one of the designs to stitch out two spare blank blocks (no star detail just the swirl), so I could cut them up and use them as fillers, I only needed four small fillers for the corners so I left them plain. The last block was to have the details of the star we bought Hanni years ago, in fact it’s actually the galaxy M94. I used my PE Design 10 software to make up the design using the background swirl as of the blank blocks. Hope this makes some kind of sense lol.
This last picture is the runner on my bed showing the middle section, Hanni is a Taurus star sign and the block next to it is the layout details of the named star (galaxy). I thought it would be fitting to put her details in the centre. This was Hanni’s Christmas present and I’m really glad to say she loved it, thank goodness