Monday, April 18, 2022

A Wonderful World Of "Space Race" Color Blog Hop

Today is my day to hang out in Moosestash Quilting's "Wonderful World of Color" blog hop and with Joan as the hostess, this week is going to rock with amazing inspiration! Thanks, Joan!

Joan's challenge was simple: The sky is the limit. Color, world, lets face it anything fits this theme, don't you think?

I got excited about Benartex's new fabrics, "Space Race" by Painted Sky Studios, and thought they definitely fit the "world" and "color" part of this challenge. The fabrics are beautiful and the colors are bright!

"Space Encounter"
54" x 66"


My quilt back is Shadow Blush Twilight Blue in 58" wide fabric.


There are several panels available, including this one that is approximately 24" x 57".
(This was trimmed to a smaller size to fit the quilt)


Gorgeous panels to choose from!


Love the gradients and planets in these fabrics.

The spaceman's applique fabric was Cotton Shot Licorice and Cotton Shot Wedding Pearl.
It has a nice sparkly shine to it.
 

There was a space encounter with a little green guy!


A little out-of-this world church visit isn't a bad idea, especially when it's as cool as this
one at Nelsons Ghost Town. The stained glass behind the quilt is beautiful.


You can find the pattern for "Space Encounter" HERE.

This fabric really called my name with all the beautiful colors in it, so with a little leftover I made a mini quilt. I had no idea that aliens made quilts and had UFO's in their spaceship like we have in our closets. 



The photo crew was awesome!


You can find the pattern for "Space Encounter" HERE.

Be sure to check out the other "Wonderful World of Color" bloggers:

Monday April 18

 Tuesday April 19


Wednesday April 20

 Thursday April 21

 Friday April 22


Check out this article at Porch by Cassandra Rosas, "Decorate Your Home with Crochet, Knitting,
 and Quilting: The Experts Tell Us How to Do It" HERE to see my answer to this question: 

How do you design a quilt inspired in a holiday season, what is the creative 
process and where do you get your inspiration?
 

30 comments:

lynn said...

Beautiful colours Carol, and a much fun quilt. I think a bit of whimsy in a quilt lifts it to a different level. Thanks for broadening my whimsy smile this morning.

Inflorescencedesigns said...

Beautiful quilt. I have always been a space fan. The little alien is adorable. Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca Smith said...

Beautiful! My mind should have also gone to “out of this world,” as I have a space baby quilt to finish. But I went two other directions.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

I love how you shortened the panel and added your own "Carol" touches to it. I bet one of those monkey boys will be wanting this quilt! And that creepy Sheriff with his UFO is fun too.

Stitchin At Home said...

Beautiful panel and that little green guy is perfect! Love it!

Annie said...

Such a really fun and colorful quilt, Carol! I was thinking along the same lines as Daryl, that the monkey boys will be wanting this quilt. I love the photo shoot out in the desert. Perfect for alien landings. And isn’t that fun with the curious little alien peeking down from the top! Hahaha...the aliens don’t look all that happy that you’ve discovered and exposed their secret quilting adventures. I’m sure they stole that from us on one of their midnight landings and sneaking around.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

What a stellar quilt! I love the little green guy poking his head in.

Vicki in MN said...

You have added some fun additions to this panel, so adorable!

Calicojoan said...

You sure know how to bring it, when you design your quilts. The panel is beautiful, but that alien and astronaut are the icing on the cake! LOL!! I'm so glad you and Carla had such fun on your adventure at Nelsons and those handsome guys were there to help with your photo shoot! Fun Fun Fun!

Carol said...

Beautiful quilt and the colors are amazing! I really like the fabrics with the stars and planets too. One of my granddaughters would love a quilt like that. If I lived close enough to you, it might just disappear, and you would know where it went! Hee, hee!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

I love your quilt Carol! The panels and the gradients in the fabrics are awesome! The church was a perfect setting for your photo. And wow, we learn something new about aliens every day, huh?!!!

Karrin Hurd said...

Great quilts Carol! Love them both, I love those fabrics. Thanks so much for the info that aliens have UFOs too, I never realized that!

LJ said...

What a cute quilt and certainly goes with your Alien Quilter. :) There are so many wonderful panels and fabrics. Thanks, Carol. You are a colorful quilter.

Kathleen said...

What a fun quilt and the mini is so much fun, too. Great photo shoot - love that little church! I do wonder what the aliens UFOs are like!

Danette said...

I always knew there were little green men hanging out somewhere! So cute! I love yours!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Awesome panel play, Carol!!

Karen's Korner said...

That panel certainly captures the world and colour.

Quilting Gail said...

Great quilt! Love how you took the words "world" and "colour" and put it together!
Thanks for sharing!

piecefulwendy said...

What a clever way to use the panel and add your own twist! I love the little mini, too!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Such a fun quilt and I love how you've interpreted the blog hop theme.

MrsV said...

What a fun quilt - and the desert seems like the perfect place to photograph it. I love the way you used the gradient fabrics in the border. It looks fantastic.

Carla said...

This quilt is out of this world and I'm so glad we were able to join you for the photo shoot. I love all the "Carol" touches to the panel, especially that little green guy. What fun we had and what a great place to visit!

Danice G said...

What a pretty and unique quilt. Great fabrics.

tink's mom said...

What a great set of panels. I love both your additions, the space man and the little green fellow. Also love your shoot locations. The church/stained glass are amazing but the dessert background shots tie with the green guy perfectly. Also your having such a great staff of helpers is wonderful.

beaquilter said...

how fun to add your own elements to a panel like that!

Sharon said...

What fun! Your little green man added just the touch of whimsy that I really enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I love what you did with the panels! What a fun quilt, and you used great locations for your quilt pics.

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

Your quilt is out of this world!!!

Leah said...

Love what you've done with the panel. It turned out a fantastic finish!

Carol Andrews said...

Beautiful quilt Carol. I love those space products.