Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Space Jellyfish Fractal Triangle Quilt

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Yes, you read right. Reynardin seems to have given me the plague her cold, but I have managed to sew with a fever this week. See, I had some completely awesome (if I do say so myself) space fabric printed with imagery I downloaded from NASA (credit: NASA/courtesy of nasaimages.org). They kindly keep the vast majority of their photography open source and you can use it, though they appreciate a credit. See? I did too need more fabric.

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So, I planned this quilt as a giant fractal Sierpiński Triangle, with nested lino block printed fractal Sierpiński Triangles). Also, some of the downward pointing triangles which by default are space imagery are replaced by my block printed jellyfish on dark blue fabric). I carefully arranged the triangles so that areas with nebulae were nearby one another (nebulous areas? nebularful? nebulicious?) and the starry, mostly dust-free regions were near one another. So it's space, jellyfish, fractal triangle FTW. This is just the quilt top, so this is still a work in progress. I bought some glow-in-the-dark thread for the actual quilting, bwhahaha!

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I'll get some proper photos of it when it's complete.

5 comments:

freetop1000 said...
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Designwali said...

Oh my goodness...this is stunning! I can't wait to see it finished.

minouette said...

Thanks very much Sundeep!

. said...

wonderful work! Fractal triangles are so inspiring!

minouette said...

Thank you very much!