Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday Quilt Inspiration: S P A C E

Watch out for the aliens! This week's inspiration: space. Especially those fun 1970s and '80s science book pictures. Wouldn't they make perfect fabric? I'd have so much fun designing a science/space themed fabric line with these pics as inspiration. And the quilt! Hold on, they are coming!

Cover from “Stars” a Golden Nature guide 1951:

Space Alphabet:

by El Gato Gomez:

All About the Stars by Anne Terry White, illustrated by Marvin Bileck (1954).:

The Look-It-Up Book of Stars & Planets by Patricia Lauber, illustrated by John Polgreen (1967).:


You Will Go to the Moon by Mae and Ira Freeman, illustrated by Robert Patterson (1959).:

Journey through space.:

Eszter Schall - Planets:

From the Earth to the Moon (1958):

Science Fiction 1970's:

The Walt Disney Story of Our Friend the Atom:

Here they are! As promised. Are they some pretty amazing quilts. Imagine these in a room for a little boy. And a few of them would make great sofa quilts for a big boy scientist. 

Sampaguita Quilts: Solar System / Space quilt If I ever actually learn how to quilt/embroider:

Space quilt I made for little Nic:

glaxy with 2 1/2 inch strips and many stars Sampaguita Quilts:

How awesome does this look!!  Solar System Quilt - looks a little tricky but not as time-consuming as hundreds of tiny pieces - sew planets and stars onto the blue base, then quilt in circles/a spiral.    Pinned for Kidfolio, the parenting mobile app that makes sharing a snap.:

Outer space quilt by c_nilsen, via Flickr:

convergence quilts:

Deep Space Baby Quilt  | The Land of Nod | "Pluto (not a planet, but still our friend)":

Similar, but not quite it.  less "stars", more planets, less noticeable background (maybe embroider some stars with shimmery silver thread?):

paper pieced quilt patterns | Handicrafty Sisters: Outer Space Quilt:

Space Quilt, Baby Boy, Blast Off, Outer space Spaceship, Rocket Planets Moon, Crib Bedding, Nursery Decor, Blue Red Orange, Astronaut Space Quilt Baby Boy Blast Off Outer space by SunnysideDesigns2:

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

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