Sunday, 30 September 2012

Colour My World Orange - When a Good Black Hole Goes Bad

I'll be honest -- this one is bad. I went to bed, thinking that it was pretty bad, but it didn't look so bad this morning when I woke up. Then I started taking pictures and well, let's just say I'm not feeling the love. Oh well, can't win 'em all.

It's supposed to be a representation of this photo of a black hole at the core of NGC 4261:
From The Hubble Site
But I'm thinking that it looks more like an amoeba ate that black hole. Hmm.
Black hole-eating amoeba.

Is this its better side? Nope.
I originally had something else in mind for this challenge, but I want to use it for the Wicked Blog Hop later in October.

It wasn't until Thursday that I came across this Crab Nebula quilt by Jimmy McBride in the latest Quilter's Newsletter that I decided to try something spacey. I found the photo on The Hubble Site. I picked a very simple one, but wow, there are some stunning photos on that site.
This way then? Nada.

I then used the photo quilt technique by Maria Elkins that I've been wanting to try for a few years now. Once the layers were fused on, I did tight quilting using mostly Aurifil (#5009, 5002, 1104, 2230, and 2240). At least I still love the thread!

Perhaps in better light? Niet.

Like my other challenge pieces, this one measures 14.5" square, finished with a zig zag stitch.

October's colour is grey. More to come this week on this smoking colour! Maybe next month, I'll do a black hole eating an amoeba...

Have a great Sunday!


  1. I see where you are coming from M-R.could it be that larger piece of the brighter pink that did it?
    I'm not judge with this!! I have no idea where I would start to make this...but when I look at it; I lose the depth with that pink which is like your center....but I still think you did fantastic with it.

  2. It would look stunning as the background for a sillouette of something.....or you could embellish it into a beautiful flower. I think it just isn't done yet.

  3. It's a really good reproduction of the image, but perhaps harder to identify because there's no 'space' around it to put it into context. I love the Hubble image idea, this photo quilt technique is perfect for a space quilt.

  4. Your orange is great- I'd completely missed seeing this post for some reason :)


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