Spiral Galaxy Number 3

This is my third attempt to make a quilt inspired by the gorgeous Spiral Galaxies pictured in NASA's website. Rather than try to represent a specific spiral galaxy, I chose several of their non-copyrighted photographs of different spirals to pattern my spiral galaxy after. This is a whole cloth quilt using Angelina Fibers representing the gas clouds, rusty brown free motion embroidery to show the rusty colored spiral of dust that accompanies these galaxies, and, of course, different sizes and colors of hot fix crystals for the stars that such star birthing galaxies produce. The entire quilt is covered with black nylon veiling, which gives the Angelina Fibers stability by the time they are quilted. The quilting is tightly spiraled and fairly organized in the center and as it spirals out, the spiral gets looser and less organized with bubbles and smaller spirals. This is the first quilt I quilted on my new Bernina Q20 sit down. 41 x 50


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