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Finished: Space Nerd Quilt

The Space Nerd quilt is finished and on its way to its new home in Italy. This is the Rapid City quilt pattern from Elizabeth Hartman, described in this post.

I am terrible at quilt photography to begin with, and I was very short on time to boot, as I handed the quilt over almost immediately after completing it. So, my husband had to play quilt holder in our backyard. I’m sad I didn’t get to style or overdocument this one because it was so much fun to plan and make and quilt.


I free-motion quilted this one in a geometric meander, and was careful not to quilt past the quilt top onto the batting because I really wanted to try out this method (tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew) of binding for the first time, where the backing is folded over as binding. This was partly to save time and energy, but also I wanted a neutral gray binding and both the background and backing of this quilt were already neutral gray. It would have been a waste to bind it separately. It came out really well. It feels much flatter and lighter this way. Like a photo without a frame. I like it.

I’ve already got plans for all the spare novelty space fabric I have from this quilt. Stay tuned for Space Nerd II: the Quilty Sequel.

 

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Delicious work in progress

 Almost finished with this quick and satisfying quilt project. It just needs binding, and it will be ready for a full reveal. Lemurs and linen and straight-line quilting. Yum. 

Fabric is Lagoon by Rashida Coleman-Hale (not pictured, also a print from Melody Miller’s Kicks collection), Essex linen in Pickle, and Kona in Ash, my current favorite background color. 

Thread is isacord in a color called Baguette, which I’m pretty sure I purchased just for the name, but look how perfectly it sets off the Ash.