Okay so really it was only about two months ago and this was in Sydney.. but you get the picture. It’s all about my epic LEGO Star Wars paper pieced quilt. I’m entering this one in this round of the Bloggers Quilt Festival at Amy’s Creative Side.
I should perhaps apologise to regular readers who’ve seen this posted everywhere I could possibly think of – I’m that proud of it. But I’m not going to apologise because I am that proud of it
I designed this quilt for my son – based on his obsession with LEGO Star Wars. 16 paper pieced characters. 8 paper pieced light sabers. Countless hours. Umpteen pieces of paper. Numerous grey hairs. Endless love for my kidlet who received this for his 6th birthday. He loves it. It’s already been used for a picnic blanket, a LEGO mat, a cubby house, a snuggly blanket, and of course dragged around on our Sydney trip to get photos wherever I could think of.
I even managed to include a label on the quilt. I figure if I put that much work into it, it deserved a label so generations to come can appreciate what an awesome mum I am/was. Yep, I’m optimistic that this going to last well into the future. Even if it might be well used and a bit raggedy by that point. At least it will be proof it’s been loved.
All of these patterns are available as free downloads in my Craftsy shop. You know, in case someone else gets a bit crazy and wants to make an entire quilt like I did. Oh there are even a couple more patterns in the shop that didn’t make it onto my quilt.
This is possibly one of my most favourite quilts yet. Mainly because my son loves it so much. He even took it to school for show and tell (don’t worry, I supervised and brought it home again before it got squished in J’s schoolbag amidst sandwich crusts and squashed grapes).
Commander Rex is my son’s favourite character. It was the first block I designed and made for him. Fortunately I didn’t have to make him a costume for Book Week, it was easy to buy one. I did have to make him a Commander Rex birthday cake however (with much help from my mum!).
You can read a bit more about the quilt in my original Big Reveal post – and there are certainly plenty of pics scattered in various posts on my blog as I udpated my progress.
So some final details… This quilt is throw sized (therefore logically I’m entering it in the Throw Quilt category!) finishing up at 50” x 60”. It is all paper pieced using a variety of Sketch and Color Weave fabrics. The patterns are all designed by me (and available free on Craftsy). Not too shabby for a girl who’s never seen the original Star Wars movie hey?
So there we have it. A revisit to a favourite quilt of mine. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my entry. How about one more picture for the road?
And truly, I cannot finish this blog post without one last phrase…. yep you guessed it. Go on, say it with me:
And if you so care to, you can vote for my quilt here :) Just click the little heart in the top right corner. If it turns red, you've voted! ;) And thanks!