Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Progress + a sneak peek

 I have made progress on the epic LEGO Star Wars quilt. Oh yes – even more progress than I’m sharing here. I just haven’t taken an updated pic yet but you can believe me when I say I’m now up to the quilting stage. That’s right – it’s all basted and everything. Impressed? Me too.

Lego Star Wars Paper Pieced Blocks Now with Sashing

For now, this picture will have to suffice. But you can see the blocks are sashed. I know – the light sabers aren’t there yet. But they are on the finished quilt. The big final reveal will be delayed for purposes of finding an awesome backdrop for the photos. My boring backyard photos just aren’t going to cut it. I mean, this is an epic quilt considering each block took 2-3 hours. Yeah, each. So I’m not just hanging this baby on the clothesline for photos. I’ll have to get creative.

And I’m sure you’ve all been waiting with bated breath for this announcement… all the LEGO Star Wars blocks have now been listed in my Craftsy shop. For free. Have fun and may the force be with you and all that.

LEGO Star Wars free paper pieced patterns

Oh there is one more… but he hasn’t been tested yet. Had a special request for another baddie in the form of General Grevious. Hands up if you want to test him! Then he’ll be available too. THEN all the characters will be listed. AND THEN I’m calling it quits on LEGO Star Wars patterns.  I don’t think I have it in me to make any more LEGO Star Wars patterns at this time!

grevious

For a break from all this LEGO Star Wars nonsense… I have made something on the complete opposite end of the spectrum. How about a very pink (as in ALL pink according to Miss 3’s demands instructions) unicorn? Here’s a sneak peek. You’ll need to come back for the Paper Piecing Party on Friday for the big reveal (and better non-night time pics).

All Pink Paper Pieced Unicorn sneak peek

So that’s where I’m up to. Progress happening, new projects started and yet more patterns. Busy busy busy.

Wip Wed

36 comments:

  1. That is a truly epic quilt. I would have loved to have my mum make me that! Are you travelling to a galaxy far far away to photograph it? :-)

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  2. I can't wait to see the final quilt Kristy. I think you will be relieved when it is all finished :-)

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  3. Epic doesn't even begin to describe it Kristy!! This one goes way beyond epic!
    Can't wait to see the final finish!
    And does it get any better than pink unicorns? I think not!

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  4. What?!?! Basting?! And unicorns?! My my my, aren't you a delight today!

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  5. General Grevious just looks sooo evil. Well done!!

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  6. That red sashing is perfect! Thanks for giving us a teaser to hold us over!

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  7. Epic Star Wars, very pink, magical unicorns never a dull day at Quiet Play!!! I think you chose the perfect color of sashing; it really enhances the blocks and makes tem pop. Great work my friend!!

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  8. Your som will LOVE his qwuilt - the force is strong in that one!

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  9. It looks fabulous, can't wait to see the fully finished article. I have only managed to make 3 blocks so far so I am a very long way behind. Thank you so much for these patterns. May the force be with you.

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  10. Congrats Kristy! I'm impressed with all that Lego nonsense, lol. I sure be here for more pinky unicorn.

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  11. This quilt is just soooo cool!!!! So much fun.

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  12. aaahhhhh it looks awesome, I can only imagine how good the finish is going to be!! Exciting!! The unicorn is really pretty. Well done on all your hard work :)

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  13. I'm so excited - can't wait for the big reveal. I love the sashing you have used, great idea.

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  14. "A fantastic job, you've done" - indulge me - it's going to be one of my last chances to channel Yoda :) And you made the unicorn! Gorgeous!!

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  15. General Grevious is one of my son's fave characters so I would be more than happy to test his pattern for you. I'm planning to do the rest of them too and give him the quilt for Christmas :)
    Hannah

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    1. Hi Hannah! Thanks for the offer! Unfortunately you're coming up as a no-reply blogger so I don't have a way to contact you about the pattern. If you happen to pop back and see this, send me an email :) kristyqp at gmail

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  16. You really have had the force with Kristy, this looks great. Loving the pink unicorn antidote too!

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  17. Wow... this quilt must be every little boys dream - even the big boys :)

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  18. Everything looks amazing! Your paper-piecing is inspirational.

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  19. "Star Wars 7 - The Epic Pics" LOL!!!
    Amazing work!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
    Ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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  20. Will you put into etsy the pink unicorn? My 5-year old daughter would love it (probably for Christmas). She is totally into horses, ponies and unicorns (she does not even play with any kind of dolls...) and definitely pink on pink (sometimes purple).
    thanks
    Eszter

    ehodasz at yahoo dot com

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  21. lol, agreed, star wars to pink unicorns is a stretch! One I'm going with though. :) Very cool, I love the red.

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  22. I love the red sashing - really sets off the blocks and very SW too. As for the unicorn, I may turn into Agnes "Unicorns I love them, unicorns I love them!"

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  23. General Grievous??? Seriously - you are amazing. wow. awesome.

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  24. Kristy your (J's) Star Wars quilt is absolutely wonderful! I can't believe that you've put it together so quickly. My kiddos had their Book Week dress up day today so I have spent the last few days sewing a Qui-Gon Jinn costume for my Star Wars fanatic. Mr 3 spied someone in a unicorn costume at school - love your unicorn!

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  25. Your Star Wars blocks are so fab ~ someone is going to be very happy with this quilt! You really are an amazing pattern maker ~ so impressed!

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  26. Just A-M-A-Z-I-N-G¡¡¡¡¡

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  27. A.DOR.A.BLE !!! Love your little pink unicorn! Your daughter has style already!!

    Susie

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  28. Have you seen that Star Wars fabric made by Camelot Cottons, with the names of the characters? I just saw some here: http://www.fashionablefabrics.com/camelot-cottons.aspx

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  29. Ermahgerd is it too late to test general grievous? His laugh is the email tone on my phone ahha! Thank you so much for being so freaking awesome about these lego star wars patterns! I have never not ever quilted, but I just finished my first pieced paper square (Green Lantern) and it's SO good! I cannot wait to incorporate these Star Wars bad boys into my sewing!

    That quilt, cannot WAIT for the finished pictures. Seriously. You are ROCKIN!

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