12 Weeks of Christmas Ornaments Challenge 2020 Week 1 FAQ

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We usually get this question about the Basic Star Pattern, and I I wanted to make sure I addressed.. in case this was something you were wondering about, too.

The Basic Star Pattern calls for 2 fabrics.. but you said to use 3 fabrics in the Challenge. What am I supposed to do?

So, yes, the original Basic Star pattern (and the free workshop) calls for 2 fabrics, but you can actually use ANY number of different fabrics in this pattern... and for the Challenge, we are using 3.

In my Challenge ornament, my fabrics are:

  • Fabric 1: White Glitter
  • Fabric 2: Light Pink with tiny white floral
  • Fabric 3: Blush Pink tonal

And, here is how I arranged them:

  • Layer 1: Fabric 1 (like the original pattern)
  • Layer 2: Fabric 2 (like the original pattern)
  • Layer 3: Fabric 1 again (like the original pattern)
  • Layer 4: Fabric 3 (replacing color 2 here)
  • Band: Fabric 3

So, if you want to arrange your fabrics in the same way, the pieces you will need to cut for each color are:

  • Fabric 1: 24 - 2x3" rectangles
  • Fabric 2: 16 - 2x3" rectangles
  • Fabric 3: 16 - 2x3" rectangles + 2-1/2" x 10-1/2" band piece

Another way to arrange the 3 fabrics....

In my second ornament, I did only 3 layers. So, I arranged them like this:

  • Layer 1: Fabric 3 (Blush Pink tonal - 8 pcs)
  • Layer 2: Fabric 1 (White Glitter - 16 pcs)
  • Layer 3 + Band: Fabric 2 (Light Pink with tiny white floral 16 pcs plus band)

Remember.. the possibilities for these are endless, and that's what's making it so fun to see everyone's different ornaments for this Challenge. You can not only re-arrange the order of your fabrics, you can even add/take away layers! Please have fun creating your own unique ornament design!

(If you don't yet know this pattern, you can register for the free videos, right HERE.)

Your turn!

Your challenge is.... to make your own Basic Star Ornament using your 3 chosen fabrics.... you can arrange your fabrics like I have above, or better yet, mix it up!

Remember, if you don't know how to make the Basic Star, you can learn it for free right HERE.

Then, show me what you've got by posting it on Instagram using the hashtag #OrnamentGirlsChallenge so we can all see it!

(And, if you're an Ornament Girls Club Member, please post it in our private FB group!)

I'll see ya in a week, with Challenge Pattern #2.

Happy Ornament-ing!

Staci Ann

p.s. If you bought your foam ahead of time based on the Supply List I gave you, this week uses an 8-Lined Ball. But, don't worry if you don't have a pre-lined ball... this one can either be done without lines, or you can draw your own.)

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6 Responses
  • Ornament by Elves
    September 29, 2020

    Challenge accepted Staci! lol I will give it a try for sure! I hope i succeed.

    • Janelle - Ornament Girl Support
      October 2, 2020

      So happy you’re joining us! Happy ornamenting. Janelle

  • Charlene Hamby
    October 1, 2020

    Challenge accepted Staci. Looks like a lot of fun.?

    • Janelle - Ornament Girl Support
      October 2, 2020

      It is so much fun! I hope you have fun doing the challenge, too. Janelle

  • Susan Ferullo
    October 2, 2020

    With Covid going around in our county I could not get out to get supplies. Will the videos be available to see still for when I get the stuff I need? I am in the ornament girls club.

  • Denise Wertz
    October 27, 2020

    Hi, I am hoping to get started on this challenge, waiting for my balls to arrive from your shop. Very excited! Could you share the name/manufacturer of the fabrics you are using each week for the peach/blush/cream ornaments? I would love to use the exact same ones you did. Just love, love, love your choices. Thank you!

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