Six years ago, my niece chose an outer space theme for her son Ethan’s nursery. She asked me to design a quilt and coordinating wall art, and I was thrilled! I jumped right in and designed Outer Space Adventure – a fun, bright quilt that combines applique and patchwork techniques. Two coordinating needlepoint canvases were next. Designed and painted by moi, they were stitched by Ethan’s grandma.
About the Quilt
The outer space theme begins with an applique center panel. 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 mix 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 old website. Custom orders didn’t rush in, but I did get an unexpected request for a pattern! A lovely lady from Texas contacted me to say she loved the design of Outer Space Adventure. She asked for a full-size pattern and kit for her grandson. His room was being redone in an outer space theme. “Of course!”, I said. As a result of her request, I decided to start my pattern business.
I am very happy to report 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, along with a few detail photos from the crib quilt. Purchase the full size Outer Space Adventure quilt pattern HERE
Each pattern includes an 11-page instruction book and full-size applique patterns. The instructions are great 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!
As a finishing touch, I wrote a fun little poem to include on the gift label for Ethan. Feel free to personalize it and use it for your little astronaut!