I’m considering making a small wall hanging quilt for my grand-nephew (about 2 feet per side). His room is decorated in a space theme. This is the gist of what I’d like to do. I have some rough ideas about how to accomplish this but I’d love to hear from all you quilting peeps about techniques that might be suitable, especially thread painting or comparable (which I know nothing about!)
Area / Approach:
Background. Laser cut the curvy purple and blue segments and then appliqué them on. I prefer turned edge appliqué, but if all else fails I can probably do raw edge appliqué since it will likely never get washed.
Rocket. Two options. Preferable - convert the shapes to something more angular, paper piece it, and then appliqué the rocket as a single assembly. Second choice - program it and embroider it. If I can paper piece it I will trapunto the rocket.
Planet. This one is my toughest challenge. The pieces are fairly small and complex and I don’t think I can seam all the inside/outside curves. The only thing I can think to do is:
- make a digital image of the planet with fabric images inside the segments
- print it on Spoonflower as a “cheater” section
- sew it into the quilt using circular seam
- triple batt the planet area and quilt along all of the fake seam lines
And I also have one more question. I’m considering using heat-set Swarovski crystals as the stars. What’s the general consensus - is that too unsuitable for a baby boy’s room?