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Blast Off to Outer Space!

A few years ago, my niece asked me to create a space themed quilt and coordinating wall art for her son Ethan’s nursery, and I was so excited by her request!  I jumped right in and designed Outer Space Adventure – a fun, bright quilt that combines applique and patchwork techniques.

A rocket blasts off and makes its way through deep blue space, past stars and colorful planets.  Applique blocks with cute astronauts and silly aliens alternate with patchwork “star” blocks to create the border.  Red sashing and a bright, geometric print complete the quilt design. You can purchase the Outer Space Adventure crib quilt pattern HERE

I immediately wanted to share the finished project with the world, so I listed it for sale on my website.  Custom orders didn’t rush in, but I did get an unexpected request for a pattern!  Martha, a lovely lady from Texas, contacted me and asked if I would put together a kit so that she could make a full sized quilt for her grandson.  “Of course!”, said I, and my pattern design business was up and running.  Happy to say that Martha loved the pattern and kit, and had a great time making the quilt!  Check out the photo she sent of her finished project (complete with grandsons) below center.  Purchase the full size Outer Space Adventure quilt pattern HERE

Both include an 11-page instruction book and full-size applique patterns. The instructions are perfect for beginning and experienced quilters alike. Detailed, step-by-step instructions, fabric requirements and easy to follow illustrations will guide you through the process and help ensure success!

I wrote a silly little poem to include on the gift label for Ethan.  Feel free to personalize it and use it for your little astronaut!