These are crop circles - circles of irrigated land in the desert. I'm pretty sure that the images that come to mind when you hear the words 'crop circles' are those made by aliens in wheat fields and not actual crops growing in circular patches, so I have added an image from the Internet that I printed to use as my inspiration so you can see what I mean.
I used some of my precious Oakshott fabrics and two different shades of linen to make my SPACE wall hanging. Two different colours of Aurifil thread plus invisible thread were used to stitch the raw-edge applique circles down after I ironed them secure using some Wunder-under. Some of the circles are outlined in thread and they all have stitching on the circles themselves. Here are a few of the process pictures with the first image showing the jam jar lid I used to create my circles!
I think by now most people know I love green so seeing the irrigated crop circle images on the Internet really did inspire me. Crop circles are quite beautiful, especially those found in desert areas as the pattern they create as a whole is quite graphic. They also provide colour in an otherwise bland, neutral, barren and sandy area. Here are two links of similar crop circles if you'd like to see more: click here or here.
And finally, one more image for you to see my SPACE mini alongside my GROWTH mini. Yes, I love green!
To see how the others interpreted the theme SPACE, click on their links here:
Claudia of Machen und Tun
Ellie Q of Color My World
Susannah of fiberchick