Wednesday, 21 May 2014

WiP Wed – Star Wars. The saga continues.

 

Been some time since I’ve done a WiP Wednesday. Don’t get me wrong, I have plenty of WiPs, just none that have been active of late. Until now.

The LEGO Star Wars quilt has evolved. Oh yes. It’s true. It involved much unpicking (unpleasant) then took about 2 weeks to decide on what to do next (indecisive) and another week to actually do it (unmotivated). Whew. A saga indeed.

But now… there is a quilt top! It’s also gone from being a 50” x 60” lap quilt, to a 70” x 95” bed quilt! Whew.

LEGO Star Wars quilt continues

It was worth those hours of unpicking. I actually think I heart this quilt more now with the bigger borders. Just for the sake of it, let’s look at a before and after shot.

Before and After

Oh yeah. I’m totally loving this. Of course, I maintain the right to reverse that statement while I am in the midst of basting and then quilting this monster. But for now, I’m loving it. I’ll bind it in black too which I think will tie it together beautifully. Now… it’s taken this many weeks to get to this stage. Let’s see how many more until it’s finished…

And for the curious, you can read more about the original LEGO Star Wars quilt here, and you can also pop over and find all these LEGO patterns as freebies in my Craftsy shop. Yep. Free. If you do attempt it, of course there’s only one thing I can say: May the Force be with you.

Linking up with WiP Wed at Freshly Pieced!

WiP Wed

26 comments:

  1. Lol! the force is strong in you ;)
    XX!

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  2. Oh gosh, what a mamouth job! Looks great, not that it didn't before though!

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  3. Gosh Kristy you have been a glutton for punishment with this :) The red border is a grreat addition though.

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  4. Ganz, ganz toll.
    Gruß Sylvia

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  5. I thought you had made another one for a minute there! (nearly fainted) Then I saw that you unpicked the entire lap quilt instead (fainted).

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  6. I would give you crap for unpicking it but I obviously can't talk. ;)

    Looks great and J will love snuggling under it every night. Yay!!!! Now get basting, missy.

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  7. I love it, even more if that's possible, it's fantastic, i would love to make one, but i'm not sure i'll ever get the time unless i put my kids up for adoption, which might be a bit extreme! ;o)

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  8. Well done Kristy! I like that large red border more as well. Looking good!

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  9. OMG Kristy! You're a legend! I LOVE how it's looking - certainly adds more power to the quilt! xx

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  10. I cannot believe that you unpicked it all! You are amazing!

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  11. Amazing ... Both then and now. Hope your little one enjoys his very special quilt..... When it's finished!

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  12. You were very determined to unpick it all! But I have to say I think it was So worth it, it looks even more fab with those gorgeous red borders! It frames them beautifully and black binding with it will be perfect. May the force be with you for a quick (ish) finish!!!

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  13. Wow, that was the effort. I really like the red border and the black binding will be perfect!

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  14. Ha ha impressive saga indeed!
    My the force be with you while you quilt this "death star of a quilt" (meaning: HUGE)
    Esther

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  15. I'm working on one of these using your patterns!

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  16. This is absolutely precious. On, my, how my 43 year old son and his 6 year old daughter would love it. You are sososoo creative.

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  17. Beautiful job. I like it better with the borders too. I just finished 2 (yes - glutton for punishment) paper pieced Dr. Who quilts so I understand "unpicking (unpleasant), what to do next (indecisive) and actually do it (unmotivated)" saga. I sent them out for quilting - may be that should be your choice.

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  18. Oh that is so worth it! The red border really makes a difference (and it was fab before!). I've been chatting with Lily about her quilt and casually suggesting that I don't make every single one of your blocks. She has given me a reprieve and relinquished Asoka. Of course, one less puts the entire quilt out of balance, so I'm really no better off!

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  19. Totally worth it, but all that unpicking??? You're a good mummy :-)

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  20. Oh my goodness, I can't believe you ripped it apart! :D Looks like it was worth it though! The quilt top looks amazing with the new borders!


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  21. Well, I agree all of the unpicking was well worth the work!! What we won't do for our children... right! Labors of love. It is fabulous!!

    Susie

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  22. You're right...those red borders really do make it look even better than it was before!

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