In my quilting obsessed world where I have no dinner to make, no laundry to do and have a full pot of coffee at all times, it made sense. I actually had a plan to make twelve of these cute little blocks and turn them into not only a quilt, but a pattern as well. As the days went by and my list of mother related needs and request grew, I came to understand that, at the time, I must have been completely non compos mentis. After further review, I have decided that revisions must be made.
Wondering through alien fabric searches I found an alien panel that said, "Galaxy Peace" I had to laugh. Peace what a great concept. That is exactly how quilting makes me feel, peaceful. It also makes me frustrated, angry, happy, energized, and a whole host of other emotions; ultimately in the end, I am at peace with the final project. Going back to the drawing board, with galaxy peace in mind, I came up with a plan that was slightly less deranged. I plan to put a rather large and incredibly cute (if I do say so myself) rocket-ship in the center of this quilt using my smaller blocks as "accents." It's a good plan trust me.
After many scratched drawings and an all important consult with my 11 year-old I came up with this preliminary sketch. Trust me it is absolutely essential to consult an 11 year-old boy when designing space related patterns. My original drawing was, and I quote "Very Unrealistic."
This bigger, better and new improved design allows me to use a pre-printed alien pattern from Moda called "Alien Invasion" by Amy Bradley Designs. The aliens are wonderfully cute, laid back and totally at peace with their Alien-ness. The center panel when it is completed will be roughly 50 X 60 inches, allowing for a sizable border with some darling custom alien blocks added for accent.
I have much of the rocket sewn and strewn about the studio. I would have taken more pictures but the batteries from my camera were confiscated for a CD player.
Lofty expectations aside I think it is turning out to be pretty darn cute Piece of work.