Of all the sciences, my partner loves astronomy the most. After much thinking (and scouring the internet), I decided on a Big Dipper mini quilt. I found an image that I liked, and planned the quilt around that.
I started by paper piecing one inch stars. I adapted the pattern found here.
After the Big Dipper was sewn together, I pin basted the quilt sandwich. I used my Bernina Record 930 to quilt stars on it with black thread. I did not quilt over the white stars that make up the Big Dipper. This created a very subtle background texture.
I used my trusty reverse applique method to sew black fabric onto the quilt making the outline of trees. I pinned the black fabric onto the quilt, pinned a paper printed image of the outline, and sewed through all the layers. Then I tore away the paper, cut away the excess fabric, and quilted additional tree outline shapes onto the black fabric.
After sewing the binding on, I ironed on a fabric printed label (not pictured).
Can't wait to see what I receive!