Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Lego Star Wars – Faceless no more!

That’s right. All the LEGO Star Wars guys got faces. Some got face lifts – as in I drew their faces on more than once. Thank goodness for Frixion pens - make a mistake, iron it off! But the important thing to focus on here my friends, the faces are done. 

Paper pieed Lego Star Wars characters

I don’t claim to be an artist. In fact the whole drawing on my paper pieced blocks filled me with dread. Big time dread. But I did it. Not fabulously in some character’s cases (I’m looking at you, Yoda) but I”m hoping my Mr nearly-six will not be too critical. Bit of bad luck he is now that I've gone over the faces in Pentel fabric markers...

Faces 2

I did fib slightly. They aren’t completely done. Ahsoka needs white added to her face markings, and red for her lips (as do Padme and Leia. A girl needs her lipstick!). Ahsoka was a particular pain in the butt to draw. But I figure as long as she’s vaguely recognisable, it’s all good. 

Oh and Yoda. Yoda, Yoda, Yoda. Why is your face so hard?! Crazy you drove me. In the bin I wanted to throw you hrmm! He looks a bit… strung out perhaps. But I still need to add little glints of white for reflections in the characters eyes and perhaps he’ll look less crazed. Okay so I still have a bit to go on these blocks before I can truly say they are –done-. But I’m closer!

Faces 1

I went for the more LEGO-fied faces for all the characters – including Anakin and Ahsoka. Their minifigures though have more realistic faces but that was a bit beyond me. 

Oh and I’ve removed all the paper from the blocks. Boy was that a job and a half. It took a couple of hours and made a big mess of paper. Yeah, sorry trees and environment. It was for a good cause. So now it’s time to sash these blocks and start making this resemble a quilt and not just random blocks. Three weeks to the big birthday… I reckon I’m on track. 

Keen to go a bit crazy and make your own Lego Star Wars quilt? Almost all the patterns are listed now. Yes I know, Chewy is still missing, I will add him soon! It’s also possible there’s a General Grevious block in the works. But if you hear no more about it, you know it didn’t work out and I buried the evidence. 

Oh and talking about paper pieced patterns (we were, weren’t we?!), Gemma from Pretty Bobbins is having a giveaway of my party themed patterns over at her blog. Pop over and check out her awesome Celebrate quilt and enter the giveaway!

Party pics

Right, time to cut ridiculous amounts of sashing and get this Lego Star Wars quilt done already. 

Wip Wed

39 comments:

  1. Yay. They look great. I don't think Yoda is horrible - am sure J will be super impressed.

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  2. Great job! I love their faces! Yes, even Yoda.... You have to give yourself more credit. Looking forward to seeing these blocks sashed and made into a finished top. May the quilting force be with you!

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  3. My nephew would be so pissed at me for knowing these patterns are available and I haven't made him a quilt yet! It looks so great!

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  4. Absolutely amazing. Just love your quilt ....fabulous and the block are gorgeous with their low volume backing. Thanks for sharing Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  5. starwars has come up in a couple of discussions recently, and I've shown people your posts - all have been very impressed, they really are looking fab!

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  6. Your son would be thrilled¡¡¡ The quilt would be amazing. Your faces are great, you could recognize every character.

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  7. Wow, you did an awesome job on all the faces and that was no small task! I have enjoyed seeing Js quilt come together from the spark of an idea til now. Happy sashing!!!

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  8. amazing job - I would have been paranoid too drawing on the faces, but you did great :-)

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  9. They look fantastic! Am planning a Star Wars Quilt for my brother for Christmas.
    Mainly of the old Characters though :)

    Let's see if I manage lol

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  10. I’m not familiar with the Lego Star Wars guys, but I think they look fabulous!!

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  11. They look fantastic Kristy! Good drawing :) I can't wait to see this quilt finished :)

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  12. I am dying to see this done! And yoda looks great :-)

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  13. Oh they're great! Wow, my son would love love love love this quilt so I'm sure yours will too. You're a great mom.

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  14. They look great! I love your Chewbacca!

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  15. This is seriously just amazing, strung out Yoda and all!

    Stopping by from the WIP hop http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2013/08/wednesday-wip-august-14th-edition.html

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  16. They look fantastic! I'd have been terrified to take markers to them, especially since I can't draw worth beans.

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  17. great job!! i knew you had this!!

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  18. I thought they were cool blocks before but now they are totally amazing. The faces really bring it all together. Awesome job!

    Amazing you are! -yoda

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  19. I know just how you felt, I once had to put faces on a PP dollies quilt and thought I'd wrecked it.
    You on the other hand, have nailed it.
    I made one block - it is now winging its way to nephew, transformed into a Storm Trooper gym bag. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  20. You are scarily embracing all things Star Wars these days, those faces are wonderful though. Your son is going to be so amazed when he sees this quilt.

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  21. This is the coolest quilt ever! I really hope my husband and sons never see it though because there is no way I could make it! Good luck finishing it by the big birthday!

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  22. They are looking awesome! He will remember this quilt for ever!! It will be a delight to see all of the characters.

    Susie

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  23. This came together so nicely. It's fantastic, and I may have to make some of these.

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  24. They look fantastic!! You've done a wonderful job... Any plans on quilting?

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  25. sqqquuueeee!! They look great!

    Before you read another word, bear in mind, I think yoda is great they way he is and you shouldnt change a thing. What you might be responding to is roundness of his eyes. He appears a bit shocked at first glance. In most realistic drawings of yoda, his eyes arent round because of the lids. The roundness works perfectly with the others because they are more cartoon-y and yoda has more serious "realistic" lines. He's your yoda though! Love him! :)

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  26. OMG!!! These look AMAZING!! My 7yo would adore it! And I love Yoda, he looks great too! :)
    {Do frixion pens really iron off as well?? How have I missed that?}

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    1. They do! That's the best thing with Frixion pens! You ought to check out Lee's posts at Freshly Pieced - she did a couple on how well Frixion pens worked with ironing,washing,different colours etc :)

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  27. They all look amazing now that they have "faces"!

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  28. Wow - What an amazing quilt. I am totally blown away by how awesome it is. I am a big Star Wars fan too.

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  29. The faces are great - I think Yoda is just (slightly) in a quilt surprised to be! Obi Wan is my fav - but that might just be cos I have a thing for Ewan McGregor. You will definately get the bst mum award.

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  30. These are amazing...nicely done!

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  31. I think you're incredible, Kristy. Well done!!

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  32. Great job! The expressions look brilliant! The end is in sight, may the force be with you for the last push! :o)

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  33. your faces look pretty fab to me. great idea to use a fabric pen, I thought you were going to embroider them and didn't envy you the job!

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