A space quilt??

Yes!  A space quilt!  A while back, the designer for Etsy’s amazing space themed conference room got in touch.  Would I like to make a space quilt to be hung in the room?  Needless to say, this was a daunting task.  But I love a challenge so I took it on.

How to make a quilt that is a glimpse of “space” (as in outer space – this was not a theoretical space…it had to be outer space) yet also keep my aesthetic?  It was no easy task!

Space Quilt

Think I managed ok?  Stars or spaceships?? It’s up to you!  I was thinking stars (you know – like streaking by ’cause you’re at warp speed, right??) but my husband though spaceships so I figured that’s part of the idea – interpret it as you’d like.

White Binding

And white binding!  Not something I’ve otherwise done but I thought it worked well to frame the dark blues and blacks… I used a lot of Quilters Linen in this.  Thought that it was nice for add texture but not a patterned fabric.

There’s more photos of the finished conference room here!

8 Responses to “A space quilt??”

  1. Liz Harvatine November 11, 2010 at 9:53 am #

    Very cool. I hope they’ll send you a picture of it in the conference room!

  2. josie November 11, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    Lovely! The quilters linens work perfectly in this project!

  3. Cate November 11, 2010 at 10:34 am #

    Love. it. Warp speed 9!

  4. Jill November 11, 2010 at 11:14 am #

    I love it! Just had a look at the conference room and I don’t know how they expect to get any work done in there at all.

    I love the effect of all those linens together and I’m going to chip into the debate and say they look like comets. Fantastic quilt x

  5. Lisa Mason November 11, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    Sweet! I think I see it as stars at warp speed. Really nice.

  6. penny November 11, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    I think it’s the opposite of a black hole!
    Lovely quilt, those blues are so nice.

  7. sew katie did November 11, 2010 at 11:17 pm #

    Interpret it as you like…it’s awesome!

    I’m a Carolina Chambray girl for added texture, but might have to try out some quilters linen now.

  8. Mary November 14, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    See I immediately thought tears (as in rips) in the space time continuum…. so the white is beyond outer space…. dun dun DUN! Beautiful work….. :-)

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