Space Dust!

This is Space Dust!! The best quilt ever! Above is the “styled room shot”. This is my Post No Bills Room or sometimes called the Surplus Art Room. Anywhoo, enough about my pre-teen decorating sensibilities and on to the best quilt ever! I have no idea how I made it, let’s just get that out of the way. Every piece is a different shape and of course every single side of every single piece is cut on the bias so that was super fun (sarcasm). Then it had to be appliqued onto the background fabric which is the sweetest little black pin dot in the whole universe.

As soon as I get it bound I will take a flat shot of it but I thought this accidental shot gave you the general idea. If you don’t want to wait for me to get around to taking a photo of the entire quilt you will just have to head to Oregon to see it at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. I know, it’s kinda mean but it’s the only way to justify my laziness.

So this is the crazy map that was supposed to tell me what went where. I had this quilt idea pop into my head around three A.M. one morning. During this time of night my mind works a little differently than any other time of day. I remember this seeming extremely logical at the time.

This quilt was fun to make because it didn’t need to satisfy anything but my own sense of humor. I used at least one piece from every collection I have designed. There are 116 different fabrics total. Usually I allow Angela, my quilter, to take the reins on the quilting and do her own thing with just general instructions from me. This time was different. I designed the quilting to be an extension of the concept so it had to be exactly how I saw it. I drew in little propulsion engines and how I wanted the smoke to billow out from them. It needed a little ladder because how else would anyone get in it? Angela added a hidden alien which I thought was a nice touch. All in all I think it’s pretty awesome.

Did I mention it will be on Display at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show next month? Where I will be teaching! Come see it, and me!

42 Responses to “Space Dust!”

  1. this makes me want to cry.

  2. p.s. in a good way.

  3. I want to leave an eloquent comment so badly, but I find myself stammering for words. It’s wild and fabulous and I’m completely in love with it! Seriously gorgeous!

  4. Please have kits available for purchase at the quilt show. I was on the fence about going, now there is no question…Im there! Awesome, just absolutely the quilt in my mind that I can’t put onto paper, let alone fabric!

  5. Ummmm, holy wow! This is………..there are no words, it’s just that awesome!

  6. Holy cow… This is so seriously beautiful! I wish I could see it in person!

  7. Holy feck that is so insanely awesome!!!

  8. me want to touchie.

    That is so seriously the one of the top quilts I’ve seen all year.

  9. Can not wait to see this at Sisters!!!

  10. just amazing! reminds me of jimmy mcbride’s intergalactic quilts.(http://intergalactictransport.blogspot.com/)

  11. Awesome!! And a brilliant name!

  12. Oh. My. Gosh. AWESOME, just totally and completely awesome. It’s just… I mean… Like… I… I mean what else is there to say other than I ADORE the creative mind that this came from :) it’s amazing!

  13. Holy moly!!! That is just TOO flippin rad, I can’t really handle it. LOVE love love it!

  14. Good job, Spock!

  15. AMAZING!!!! Looking forward to to seeing it in person.

  16. amazing, creative genius! can’t wait to see more shots of it! So wonderful!

  17. Huh-ma-zing. That IS the best quilt ever!

  18. Seriously amazing! I totally love it! I just want to come hang out with you for a day or two…hoping that some of your creativity would rub off on me!

  19. Whoa- the colors, the design, the quilting, all of it! Just, whoa! Love it!

  20. OH god. This quilt is so beautiful. You are a dream come true! If you ever want a slave that binds your quilts let me know! I could double as a guard and sleep in the Quilt Shoppe. Think about it..

  21. wow. How cool is that! Answer: totally, duh! You’re right. Best. quilt. evah!

  22. This is fabulous. Quilting is great too.

  23. You’re right, it’s the best quilt ever. I can’t ever get my mind around it, it’s amazing. Please take lots of pictures. I truly wish I could get to Sisters just so I could see it in person.

  24. Totally breathtaking! and the quilting is perfect with it.

  25. This is the most amazing quilt i have ever seen. the entire concept of it (and i have a feeling i have no idea what that is) and how it came about is mind blowing.

    you are so talented but on top of that so freaking funny. I love the drawing you came up with. i have a few of those downstairs. bags of numbered shapes and colors drawn on them. fun to try to figure “the design” out when you have a moment of sanity!

    THE QUILTING! OMG! Did you do that too?
    I just cannot imagine. I have a lot of questions so i am just going to shut up and wait until i can see more of it…unless you want to call me and chat.

  26. You are nothing short of amazing! I love that the idea came to you at 3 am! I just got a big old stash of Prince Charming and am trying to decide on a quilt pattern for all of those gorgeous prints. . .

    Neptune is my all time fave. Thank you for the inspiration. Wish I could come to your class, but I am stuck in Florida.

  27. This is just about the best thing I ever did see.

    Rock. On.

  28. Love the quilt. Reminiscent of this book cover which was done by one of the contestants on Bravo’s “Work of Art” : http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/06/la-artist-to-sign-winning-time-machine-cover-design-from-bravos-work-of-art.html

  29. This quilt is so full of awesomeness that it exploded all over the queendom! Angela’s quilting is also intergalactic. No wonder the rest of us are hunting for our creative selves. You and Angela have harnessed all the creativity in this part of the world. You are beyond description wonderful.

  30. LOVE this! goodness you really hit the jackpot when this inspiration struck!

  31. Sorry for being redundant bu I just love your new quilt pattern. Reminded me of a prism in the sunlight. Then again, it could be the best cut diamond sparkling in the sun. Beautifully executed quilting as well. Congratulations!

  32. Wow! Can’t wait to see in person!

  33. LOVE IT!

  34. So I hear that it’s your birthday TODAY and wanted to wish you a wonderful happy Birthday! Tell my friend Bari that I miss her and SO wish I was with you all at Sisters instead of at work.

    I am a big fan of your fabric…keep up the amazing work.

  35. Love, love, love your beautiful quilt! It reminds me of the earth as a jewel twinkling in the sunlight. Must have been a lovely dream that woke you in the night to sketch it.

    Bari said to wish you a Happy Birthday – so here it is: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Tula, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!

  36. I just found this via Pinterest and I saw it when I was at the Sisters Quilt Show last weekend! I stopped and drooled over it for a while, took a ton of pics. I love it. It was even more beautiful in person. I love the quilting that you did on it. Simply stunning.

  37. Very cool! Reminds me of CD cover for Muse – The Resistance

  38. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous and would scare the pants off me to try and make!! I am inspired – guess I need to keep paper and pencil by my bedside so my creations that come to me when I’m drifting off or asleep will be captured before I forget! Keep up the great work.

  39. When will we see this pattern released??

  40. I saw your quilt via CraftTuts+ and my friend Shanna is a huge fan. Just wanted to stop by to say your work is fabulous! Congrats!

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