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Building a better planet, Oceans

I had the coloring book page and my replacement planet enlarged to queen-size. It’s huge!

Enlarged templates
Enlarged templates

The replacement planet measures 60 inches across. Gonna do the ocean loops today.

Ocean loops, here we come!
Ocean loops, here we come!

Because of the large scale, I won’t be able to cut the loops from a single piece of fabric. I’m using my initial technique of cutting individual shapes, using the printed knot as template/guide. I extend the ends of all pieces to lay under the paths that cross over them.

Cut ends extend "under"
Cut ends extend “under”
"Over" path pinned in place
“Over” path pinned in place
Ocean loops complete
Ocean loops complete

“To Boldly Go . . .”

No, this is not about bears in the woods.

I have been commissioned to create a quilt for a Star Trek fan(atic).

I would not have considered this quilt had not my recent works been spherical Celtic knots. Planets are spherical too.

I found a coloring book page on the Internet.

Coloring book page
Coloring book page

I designed a new spherical knot to replace the cratered moon.

Replacement Planet
Replacement Planet

What sort of planet is this? Well, oceans would be nice.

Ocean loops
Ocean loops

How about some jungles, open ground, and mountains?

Jungle loops
Jungle loops
Open Ground loops
Open Ground loops
Mountain loops
Mountain loops
Nice Planet
Nice Planet

Think I’ll take it . . .

Adult Coloring Book Giveaway!

Four months ago, I discovered Hextic knots.  “Hextic” is a word coined by a friend that combines “hexagonal” and “Celtic.”

I use MS WordArt to deform Celtic knot into hexagons, concave and convex.

I would like to share these designs with you.

Hextic Knot Coloring/Activity Book, Series A is a free .pdf file to download. Your computer will require Adobe Reader to open it.

Prepare for a surprise.

There are nine different knots in two different shapes: hexagon, and hourglass. Eighteen knots total.

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