What's Up - Designing a Quilt for Katerina

My daughter Katerina ia graduating from college in May, and I decided to make her a quilt. We have a challenge at the shop where I work, to finish or make progress on WIPs each month. Rather than pick 12 different projects, I decided to choose Katerina’s quilt and break it up into 12 parts.

I know. This means she won’t get the quilt until the end of the year. <sob> But it also means she’ll actually get the quilt at the end of the year! <grin>

My daughter, like me, is a nerd and a big Star Trek fan. Ages ago on a trip out West, I found a quilt store that had a lot of Star Trek fabric so I bought some of each one with the intention of making a quilt for Katie. Well,Now’s the time!

My first step was to design the thing. So Month 1, I created two plans, shown here on the left. Month 2, I met with Katerina and she told me what changes she wanted to see. and I came up with a final plan, shown here on the right.

The plan calls for me to create a gigantic Enterprise across the middle of the quilt. I’m using scraps of red, blue and gold, the colors of the various commands on ship. For Month 3, I made half of the Enterprise. For Month’s 4 challenge, I’ll finish it.

I have lots of stars and galaxy fabrics (yeah, no surprise!) and I really love the one we chose for the background of the Enterprise.

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The large blocks in the quilt will be filled with these fabrics, plus my scrappy blues, reds, and golds.

So I can knock off a March goal (to piece half the Enterprise section) and it’s just barely March. Yeah for me!

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Tell me…are you a Star Trek fan? Are you a fan of another classic?