Sunday, April 21, 2013

Space Baby Quilt Update

Space Baby Quilt

The quilt is basted! I finished the solar system side by embroidering the small planets (Earth and everything closer) and appliqueing the larger planets. I glued them in place and then hand stitched them down.

Earth:

Baby Quilt Progress

The larger planets:

Space Baby Quilt

Instead of a label, I embroidered the year and my name into the sun.

Space Baby Quilt

I also added some more fabric to the top so that the back side would not be cut off.

Space Baby Quilt

Now it's just a matter of quilting, binding, and mailing it!

I'm thinking of quilting orbital rings for each of the planets, filling in rings between them as needed, and following the wavy lines in the sun. I'm not sure that I'm going to like what that does to the back, but I need to be able to avoid the prairie points and I don't know that I'll like what following the back does to the front. I really need to learn to free motion quilt.

2 comments:

  1. It looks amazing!!!

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  2. It turned out great!

    (And just now you really made me wish to start a quilt! I took a course once in primary school where we did a quilt... I'm sure I still know how it works ;))

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