|Front of Rigel VII.|
|Wonky pieced quilt back.|
How did this quilt come about? Well originally it was going to be a blue and white hexagon quilt, like this red one:
|Image from: Treasured Things Antiques|
So I went on a search for a pattern I liked that I thought Mrblocko wouldn't dub "too girly." I really liked the monochromatic blue and white of this quilt:
|Image from: Jane's Fabric Patch|
The pattern is called Hunter's Star, so I did a Google image search on Hunter's star quilts. Aaaaand I came across this beauty:
|Image from: Betty A's Designs|
Now how on earth did I come up with the name Rigel VII? Come with me down the twisted path I traveled to come up with that crazy name. So I looked to see if there was actually a "hunter's star," but couldn't find anything. So then I thought, well Orion is known as the hunter, so I wiki'ed the constilation Orion.
|Image from:The Sonia Show|
Rigel 7 is mentioned in the Original Star Trek Series Pilot "The Cage, " a Star Wars Comic Book, and as the home planet of Kang and Kodos from the Simpsons.
(Although there is a bit of a debate whether or not their home planet is Rigel IV or Rigel VII.)
|Fancy quilt label.|
Well, Star Trek, Star Wars AND Simpsons?
Yeah, I was sold on that mega geekery.
And thusly, Rigel VII was born.