I decided to share a super-fun rocket ship quilt. It's one of my favorite quilts that I've made recently, because it combines wonky piecing, applique, and an outer space theme all in one vibrant, colorful quilt.
Sorry, I don't have pics of my creative process. I'm a blogging newbie, and I made this quilt before I started taking tutorial pics.
First, I made the wonky panels, sewing strips to a muslin base. I used a variety of space-themed, bright fabrics from my stash. After I put the top together, I quilted a few star shapes. Yes, you read it right, I basted and started quilting before I attached the applique.
I hand-cut the applique and attached it by machine, leaving raw edges, which I think adds to the fun/casual feel of this quilt. The bonus of adding the applique at this step is that the applique stitching becomes part of the quilting, and it makes a picture on the backing. I also did some fun angled quilting on the outer borders.
I used the same outer-space fabric for the backing and binding, and I attached it by machine (I don't do much handwork. That's why I have three sewing machines!)
Quilt Measurements 37 x 32 inches
Quilted by me, on my home sewing machine
Best category – Home Machine Quilted, Scrap Quilt, Baby Quilt
Quilt Festival entry #207