I’ve been wanting to make a Star Trek quilt for a long time. I do have some actual licensed fabric, but I wanted to make something a little more organic for this first attempt. I knew I wanted the major players of the original crew going from Kirk on through Chekov. I made silhouettes for each of them. I ended up redoing Bones and Sulu because their silhouettes were missing their character.
Sulu really took some thinking. I’ll admit I was trying to keep them as a general figure and not specific to an episode, but I broke that rule for Sulu and gave him back his sword from the episode “The Naked Time.” I did opt to leave his shirt on, though!
Making sure I found a blue and yellow hue that matched the uniform was important, and I ended up being pretty happy with my selections even though they were a mottled pattern instead of a solid color.
To get all seven silhouettes in, I ended up having to make this a twin size. I’ll experiment with making a lap size one before too long.
This is the first quilt I’ve made to sell that I’ve considered keeping instead.
Also, hands down, Uhura rules!
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