Astra by Janet Clare

One lockdown evening in May, Janet sat down with her  family to watch live as the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket took off with the ‘Dragon’ crew to begin their 250 mile journey to the International Space Station. Many hours later, they were able to see the astronauts arrive safely, and could only marvel at the extraordinary achievements of all involved. A truly fascinating and optimistic story for 2020. And so, Janet began to daydream about the great wide unknown above us, to doodle stars and constellations and to create galaxies with ink and bleach. Before long she had a sketchbook of ideas and a new fabric collection on the way. Janet hopes Astra encourages you to create quilts for all the star gazers in your life.