Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Paper-pieced Rocket

I'm part of a Long Distance Quilting Bee.  Last month's theme was space - outer space, inner space, time/space continuum, whatever space.  After searching cyber space for a free pattern and having no luck, I decided to design my own.


Not wanting to destroy my original, I photocopied the sketch and sewed it onto lightweight green masking paper to extend the pattern to the right size and shape.  I also extended the sewing lines onto the green paper.


Below is the final product.  I'll change some things about it before making it again, but not too shabby for my first design.  I'm not crazy about the rocket fabric, but that was the best I could come up with from my stash.  I love the exhaust fabric though!  And, can you see who's in the capsule?


Did you notice that the shape of the exhaust is different in the sketch and in the quilt block?  My hubby politely informed me that the physics of the exhaust was wrong in the sketch. 

10 comments:

  1. Kathy, this is amazing!! Isn't designing your own block strangely satisfying? I may have to copy your design (with permission of course!)

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  2. PS. Thomas loves the little window with Batman looking out.

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  3. This is very, very cool!

    (PatinWA55)

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  4. Personally, I find worrying about physics while designing a quilt pattern VERY exhausting!!

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  5. ...however, the finished product is amazing, and makes me want to learn how to do this!

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  6. I absolutely LOVE this! And so does my space-obsessed son, who is asking for a space quilt now!

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    1. I'm glad you like it. Maybe one of these days I'll make a real pattern and put it on a pdf.

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  7. Did you ever make a PDFs pattern. It's really cool. I'm terrible at making patterns but would love to make this.

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    1. I never did make a pattern. I'll let you know if I do.

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