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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 . . .

November Challenge

I have set a challenge for myself.

I will make two quilts this month. One quilt will be patchwork, the other quilt applique. Both quilts will use the same rainbow palette of fabrics.

The working title of the patchwork quilt is “Jesus Loves the Little Children.” This is a line drawing of it. You may recognize it as my “Running Man” (or “Mardi Gras Men”).

Jesus Loves the Little Children
Jesus Loves the Little Children

The applique quilt will be a Hextic knot.

Hextic knot
Hextic knot

Both finished quilts will be displayed the first Sunday of December at a local café.

I invite you to watch my progress.