Happy New Year and welcome to my first Free Motion Mavericks' linking party of the year (week 314). I hope that you are a doing well so far. I've been doing a lot of slow stitching but did find time to start work on the centre panel of the Pinwheels & Stars baby quilt.
Earth as seen from space
In late fall, I finished FMQ the pinwheels and stars on the baby quilt and the next step is to FMQ the centre panel - in colour! 😨😊
This is a very rough plan.
|Out of this world plan for the centre panel|
I found a lovely image of our world as seen from outer space and traced over it on tracing paper. Since there is no way to use a light box through a quilt, I FMQ over the tracing paper. It worked very well.
|FMQ on top of the tracing paper|
|Chevy putting up with another picture|
The next step will be to add the Moon and a rocket. I drew an image of the moon on some tracing paper and added shadows (based on an image in National Geographic). I think that it should probably be smaller, but what's the fun in that?
|Moon drawing on tracing paper|
- It's really too early to see if the image of the Earth will be ok, but I have to trust that with a whole bunch of other things in the centre, that it'll be fine - and if it isn't, I'll just add more stitching!
- Stitching over the tracing paper worked very well. I highly recommend it!
- I'll have to do my homework and find a rocket that I can draw.
- Last post on Pinwheels & Stars Baby Quilt
- Finished stars and making plans on Free Motion Mavericks, November 26, 2020
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|Rebecca Grace Quilting|
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Thanks for the feature, Andree! :-). And now here I am, feeling guilty about linking up my computerized E2E feathers on my mom's quilt... But the sampler blocks I'm working on are begging for some ruler work, don't you think? Your idea for thread painting the image of the Earth from space is so original -- I've never seen anything like that. I can't wait to see how it all comes together. Happy quilting!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Rebecca. I'm glad to have you link up - and if you're only comfortable linking up when you do ruler work and FMQ, then that's ok. Well, the next Free Motion Mavericks is almost upon us, so I had better get started for the next post. Take care.Delete
I linked a quilt I made that has the universe quilted into it. Spacemen , all the planets around our sun, the Challenger, the Death Star, a sattalite, spacemen, the Enterprise.Click on the photo and you can then see the quilting. Love your idea of using tissue paper!ReplyDelete
Thank you - I love your FMQ on your quilt. It gave me some great ideas. Now I have to get going for this week's link up. See you soon and thanks so much for dropping by and linking up! Take care.Delete