Friday, September 12, 2014

Space Dust Quilt-along | Week 7

Welcome to week 7 of the Space Dust Quilt-along! We're so close to being done. In week 7, we worked on the sixth and final row of the main part of the quilt. You can see my version above. I am so in love with this quilt! Not only do I feel a great sense of accomplishment for finally making it, but I learned a ton about both paper piecing and color placement. Really, I couldn't recommend Tula's pattern enough. If you're still sitting on the fence, I encourage you to make like Nike and JUST DO IT.

Here's a round-up of other quilters who have completed through row 6 as of today and posted their pictures to Instagram with the hashtag #NGAQB. Read to the bottom of the post for information about this week's giveaway!

My co-host Paul finished his version, using the Indelible line (like mine), several weeks early ...

… and proceeded to make another one! I love his second version, which uses one of the Indelible prints as a background:

Melinda used Indelible too, but chose a dark charcoal color for her background. Stunning!

Marj so beautifully used the full spectrum of the rainbow and placed her colors perfectly:

Chris shows us another inspired background choice. I always love a good Grunge solid:

Oh Shonna, you must know that Tula Pink fabrics will always capture my heart. Shonna decided to make her Birds & the Bees version into a Space Dust wall hanging:

And yes, that is a gasp-worthy 2-tone background on @jmylander's quilt (made with Tula's Foxfield line):

A great finish by last week's giveaway winner, Sharni:

Another version in yet another Tula Pink line -- Teresa's Prince Charming quilt:

No respectable quilt-along in 2014 would be complete without an appearance by the ladies of Cotton + Steel. Loving @jeepdog1's version:

And here's probably the most experimental quilt in the bunch -- Angela's stunning version in all solids -- which reads to me more as "Space Ice Chunk" than "Space Dust":



Have you completed through row 6 of the Space Dust pattern? If so, post your pictures to social media (Instagram or Facebook) with hashtag #SDQAL, or to your blog or Flickr with a link in the comments below. We'll randomly pick one lucky winner to win a large box of Aurifil thread, the Indelible edition. Check out Paul's post next week for the announcement of the winner.


  1. It turned out great! This has been a fun quilt. Thanks for putting them all together here! Mine is on Instagram under "SolarThreads". Thanks for the great give away as well!

  2. I feel thoroughly ashamed of myself. Have not written anything for the longest time. Busy idling!!!!