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Quilters' Guide To The Galaxy | by Nancys Unique Boutique
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Quilters' Guide To The Galaxy

This was so fun! Here is my challenge piece for the Barn Quilts: "Quilters' Guide To The Galaxy". When I first saw the challenge for Barn Quilts I was not thrilled and inspired but then I began thinking I could do a nice landscape with a barn and put a quilt on it and as I started looking through my stash for fabric I came across this great space fabric for 2000 - which I'd never made anything with before - and I thought: "Wow! I could quilt the Moon!" And I thought about one of my favorite artists - Christo who wrapped fabric around all kinds of buildings and landscapes so what would a quilter do to the moon? I picked the thread spools block and hung a giant quilt on the moon and then thread stitched a rocket ship taking a group on the ultimate shop hop! The finished piece is 12 x 15.5, the moon/quilt is pieced, rocket is stitched, binding is fused and accented with silver gel pen and variegated thread. It was fun to free motion the craters onto the moon. This was made in DeKalb, IL. Thanks for this challenge topic!

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Taken on February 22, 2012