Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Yet More LEGO Star Wars Blocks

 Oh yes. I’m dragging this progress out. Well they are paper pieced blocks and we all know paper piecing is fiddly and time consuming. So 32 paper pieced blocks… it’s going to take me some time.
I’m making progress though! 12 blocks done! Woohoo!

Paper Pieced LEGO Star Wars blocks progress

In case you actually counted them, yes there are only 11 showing in this photo. I have another lightsaber done but I couldn’t work it into the picture in an aesthetically pleasing way. So I left it out.

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See? That extra block just makes it look a bit messy. Those colours are a bit more accurate to real life though – I took it a bit earlier in the day.

The new additions need a moment in the spotlight (and in case you can’t tell who they are!) may I present:

Princess Leia
Paper pieced LEGO Princess Leia

and Anakin Skywalker
Paper pieced LEGO Anakin

While currently being firm members of the no-face family, they will receive faces eventually and look a bit more like the characters they are meant to represent.

Both of these patterns are listed in my Craftsy shop as freebies, along with some other LEGO Star Wars and DC superhero pals.

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So why the sudden rush on blocks? My fabric order finally showed up – it’s a long two weeks for orders to get here from the US but worth it. Now I have a bunch more Sketch and Color Weave for my blocks, as well as replenished my supply of Kona Robin’s Egg blue for the backgrounds, and Kona Ice Peach for the faces. I’m a happy paper piecer. Particularly now I feel like I’m making real progress with these blocks.

Yay for progress :)

P.S. Nearly forgot to add! One of the awesome pattern testers Monica made a great Chewbacca block - turned out fab with lots of batiks! Monica has kindly offered to send this to anyone who might want a Chewbacca of their own but isn't game to try to piece it themselves! If you're interested, drop me a line (kristyqp at gmail dot com) and I'll let Monica know. First in best dressed ;)



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37 comments:

  1. The Star Wars blocks are awesome!

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  2. Yippee! (You can totally just write 'thanks' to that comment). ;)

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  3. Anakin has a cool hair :-) You are making good progress!

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  4. Wow! These are amazing! My nephews are huge Star Wars fans -- I'm going to send them a link to your blog so they can watch your progress!

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  5. Wow! Really amazing Kristy...you've done a great job! Fantastic patterns!

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  6. These blocks are just so awesome. I have 2 now young adult boys who would fight tooth and nail for them!

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  7. So cool! I have never paper pieced before. I guess I'll have to give it a try! It expands the possibilities!
    Creat work!

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  8. These blocks are awesome Kristy! I can't wait to see this quilt finished! So cool!! And yes, I'm so excited I have to yell! ;)

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  9. These are fantastic!!!! My boy would love them!

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  10. You're a machine!! Just whippin' them out like mad!
    I love what you're using for their hair... i may need to redo my Leia with new hair!
    They all look great Kristy! Fantastic work :)

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  11. Yay, so much progress! They all look great!

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  12. Very awesome indeed! Looks like a lot of attention to detail that's paying off

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  13. I was going to ask about Chewy. I'm so far behind on some paper piecing projects, that I don't know if I'll ever get to these lovely SW patterns. Chewy is a favorite in this house.

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  14. these are looking awesome. i will def. need to make some for myself soon! are you going to make a yoda at all?

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  15. Those are great!! I just started paper piecing, so these are definitely going onto my to-do list!

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  16. More great blocks you are really whipping through them! Monica did a great job with Chewbacca.

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  17. Your blocks all look so awesome!!! Looks like you will finish with plenty of time to spare for J's birthday!! You have chosen great fabrics that really makes them realistic! Great job K!!

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  18. Oo! I would totally give Chewie a great home! ;)

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  19. Fabulous! You're getting there ;)

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  20. This is looking really good. I love Anakin's hair. I can't think of enough characters to make 32 blocks though!

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  21. This is going to be an awesome quilt!!!

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  22. Loving these blocks, especially Leia! :D

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  23. These blocks are just incredible!

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  24. I'll say it again, I'm loving these blocks! Skywalker has a cool fringe aka boy band :) Very cool.

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  25. I want to show this to my boys, but if I do they will want one, and I am nowhere near your skill level! I can't wait to see the finished quilt. It will be a masterpiece.

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    1. Well... I did only plan to make a 4 block cushion... Somehow that morphed into a quilt so you may be wise not to share unless you want to be paper piecing for the next few years hehe

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  26. Kristy, your paper piecing genius never ceases to amaze me! Fantastic job on all of these blocks!!
    Amanda

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  27. How have you managed to churn out so many more whilst school is on holidays? They do look so fab together.

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  28. Such a shame you're not into Star Trek (Original series and Next Generation, especially) - I'd love to see those blocks and would probably make them into quilts for my dad and a friend and me and my sister and....lots of trekkies in my life. Haha, sorry for hijacking. It's okay to love Star Wars, especially with such funky sewing results as yours!

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  29. That is too cute! I LOVE it! Hugs, Jedi Craft Girl

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