I recently found an external hard drive that had been missing for about 3 years. I am so excited because I had previously come to terms with loosing several years worth of family pictures and quilt pictures. But lo and behold, I found it and now I can add several quilts to the blog! A number of the quilts are unfinished in the pictures. I don’t know why I took pictures of unfinished quilts, but I’m glad I did because most of these quilts were gifted away several years ago so these pictures are the only records I have of them.
I’ve decided to make a mini-series of these quilts not only to show off my profile, but it’s also interesting for me to see how my quilting has improved over the years. I was always a little intimidated by the immaculate, intricate quilts of my mother in law or the displays in fabric stores, so I think it’s good to show people that everyone starts somewhere!
This particular quilt was made for the son of some very good friends of ours, he turned four this summer and was in the same preschool class as M last year. At the time I made this quilt, my Pinterest was full of space inspired quilts and patterns so I pulled a total copycat and created this little piece. (I couldn’t find the original pattern I modeled after, so I can’t leave a link to that site.)
For the most part, this is a whole cloth quilt with appliqued planets and the orbits of the planets are the quilting. I remember this being a very simple, very fast quilt to put together. I also remember how sloppy my applique was around this time, and I’m rather glad that I have no closeup pictures to show you!