I have started though! Meet Clone Commander Rex – my boyo’s favourite LEGO Star Wars character.
I’m using Robin’s Egg Kona solid for the backgrounds, and of course some Sketch/Color Weave has snuck its way in too. Now I need to find a solid that suits for the fleshy tones - thinking Ice Peach or Lt Parfait. Decisions decisions.
Not too bad when you do a side by side comparison with the EQ7 sketch.
So the Star Wars quilt has begun… and patterns continue to be made. Here’s how they are looking so far (constructive criticism most welcome!).
I know Chewie, C3PO and Vader need some work. I’ll also be adding Han Solo, Anakin, Boba Fett ,possibly an Ewok and some guy with Mace in his name that my kid loves because he has a purple light sabre. Clearly I’m right up there on Star Wars knowledge. Also rather obviously, this is going to be an epic undertaking in paper piecing. But from what I’m learning, more boys don’t seem to grow out of the Star Wars fascination so here’s hoping my J will be using this quilt when he’s in a nursing home.
Oh I do have two other patterns to include but I”m iffy. I can’t get their faces – either pieced or with my shoddy attempts at drawing in Paint.
Feel free to have a try at adding facial features (LEGO style) if you’re so inclined. In fact, if you do, and don’t mind me using it on the pattern sheet (providing it passes quality control i.e. Mr 5 and Miss 3), email me a copy. I’ll trade ya a free pattern in return. Yeah I don’t have much else to offer hehe!
Here’s what they look like (pics from Brickipedia). Told you they’re hard.
Or if you’re keen to pattern test the newest additions to the Star Wars family, drop me a line and I”ll add you to the list. Hope to have the next few patterns ready for testing over the weekend. Or you can wait til these are made available as freebies. Yep free for all!
Speaking of free… Thought I’d add in a bit of a bonus on pattern sales. I just recently reached a pattern milestone – 500 patterns sold! I’m blown away. Thank you so much for your support! Pattern profits go directly to feed my children’s LEGO Star Wars obsession if that makes you feel better (okay more like the dentist, rego, electricity bill but the above sounds way more interesting).
So to celebrate – thought it might be fun to do a Buy 2, Get 1 free kind of deal. So if you purchase two patterns from my Craftsy shop from now until 27th June , drop me an email (kristyqp at gmail dot com) with your choice of a third pattern for free (equal value and all that).
So! Whew! That’s a lot of paper piecing pattern talk. Now it’s your turn. Join the party and share what you’ve been up to!
Quick refresher on what the deal is with the Paper Piecing Party (full details here):
* It’s on every weekend here at Quiet Play, starting Friday.
* Link up something you’re working on that’s foundation paper pieced
* Link a blog post or flickr photo
* Visit other links and leave a comment because that’s half the fun!
* I’ll pick one each week to win their choice of a free pattern from my Craftsy shop. Keep on paper piecing ;) Last week’s winner was Ali!