Intergalactic Quilts by Jimmy McBride

Intergalactic Quilts by Jimmy McBride

Sarah Rainwater
Oct 19, 2009

We’ll go ahead and say it because we just can’t help ourselves: these colorful solar system-inspired quilts by artist Jimmy McBride are totally out of this world.

The outer space subject matter feels contemporary, but is also rooted in quilting history. They remind us of a wonderful example of a solar system quilt that we recently spotted on the Smithsonian’s website, used as a visual aid for lectures on astronomy in the nineteenth century.

The quilts are available from Jimmy McBride’s Etsy shop, stellarquilts, and though they aren’t cheap (prices range from $1,000-2,000), when we consider that they are handmade works of art that would also keep us toasty, they seem well worth saving up our pennies for.

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