By Carol Ann Waugh from Denver, CO
Dream Theme – Space
Title of Panel – “Orion Nebula”
Materials and Techniques Used:
Photo-transfer to cotton fabric, machine stitching, crystals applied with glue and heat.
What is the story behind your Panel?
“I will never forget sitting in front of our TV and watching man land on the moon. It was a dream come true. Ever since, I have been fasinated with space. My dream is that when we finally meet other intelligent species in outer space, that they can teach us how to live in peace on our own planet and with others in the universe.
This panel was made from a photograph taken by the Hubble Telescope of Orion Nebula, M42. NGC 1976.
I downloaded this copyright-free photo and sent it Spoonflower, a company that specializes in printing photos on fabric. I titled and mirrored the image so it fit onto one yeard of fabric. I then selected a 24 inch square of the fabric, layered it with fusible fleece and a cotton backing and machine quilted all three layers together. I added some Swarovski crystals to evoke the shinning stars and finished the edges with rattail binding.”