Friday 21 June 2013

Paper Piecing Party – Star Wars edition

 Star Wars. The paper piecing saga continues. What started as initially 4 blocks to make into a big cushion for my kidlet’s birthday… has now turned into 9 blocks (with more coming) to make a quilt. Crazy you may call me.

I have started though! Meet Clone Commander Rex – my boyo’s favourite LEGO Star Wars character.
Paper Pieced Clone Commander

I’m using Robin’s Egg Kona solid for the backgrounds, and of course some Sketch/Color Weave has snuck its way in too. Now I need to find a solid that suits for the fleshy tones - thinking Ice Peach or Lt Parfait. Decisions decisions.

Not too bad when you do a side by side comparison with the EQ7 sketch.

Paper Pieced Clone CommanderClone leader

So the Star Wars quilt has begun… and patterns continue to be made. Here’s how they are looking so far (constructive criticism most welcome!).

Lego Star Wars characters so far

I know Chewie, C3PO and Vader need some work. I’ll also be adding Han Solo, Anakin, Boba Fett ,possibly an Ewok and some guy with Mace in his name that my kid loves because he has a purple light sabre. Clearly I’m right up there on Star Wars knowledge. Also rather obviously, this is going to be an epic undertaking in paper piecing. But from what I’m learning, more boys don’t seem to grow out of the Star Wars fascination so here’s hoping my J will be using this quilt when he’s in a nursing home.
Winking smile
Oh I do have two other patterns to include but I”m iffy. I can’t get their faces – either pieced or with my shoddy attempts at drawing in Paint. 

AhsokaYoda no face

Feel free to have a try at adding facial features (LEGO style) if you’re so inclined. In fact, if you do, and don’t mind me using it on the pattern sheet (providing it passes quality control i.e. Mr 5 and Miss 3), email me a copy. I’ll trade ya a free pattern in return. Yeah I don’t have much else to offer hehe!

Here’s what they look like (pics from Brickipedia). Told you they’re hard.

AhsokaTanoLEGO Yoda

Or if you’re keen to pattern test the newest additions to the Star Wars family, drop me a line and I”ll add you to the list. Hope to have the next few patterns ready for testing over the weekend. Or you can wait til these are made available as freebies. Yep free for all!

Speaking of free… Thought I’d add in a bit of a bonus on pattern sales. I just recently reached a pattern milestone – 500 patterns sold! I’m blown away. Thank you so much for your support! Pattern profits go directly to feed my children’s LEGO Star Wars obsession if that makes you feel better (okay more like the dentist, rego, electricity bill but the above sounds way more interesting).

So to celebrate – thought it might be fun to do a Buy 2, Get 1 free kind of deal. So if you purchase two patterns from my Craftsy shop from now until 27th June , drop me an email (kristyqp at gmail dot com) with your choice of a third pattern for free (equal value and all that).


So! Whew! That’s a lot of paper piecing pattern talk. Now it’s your turn. Join the party and share what you’ve been up to!

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Quick refresher on what the deal is with the Paper Piecing Party (full details here):

* It’s on every weekend here at Quiet Play, starting Friday.
* Link up something you’re working on that’s foundation paper pieced
* Link a blog post or flickr photo
* Visit other links and leave a comment because that’s half the fun!
* I’ll pick one each week to win their choice of a free pattern from my Craftsy shop. Keep on paper piecing ;) Last week’s winner was Ali!


  1. These are looking great, I love the anxious look in C3PIO's eye! Showed your first post to my nearly 18yo son last night and he loved them. (He had wondered why I had a printout of Wonder Woman on my sewing table)! I have a feeling I may be making a pillow or two using the Star Wars ones soon!

  2. Those are just awesome. My son would love one or two (more like all) of patterns. Just adorable!

  3. I'm so impressed you would even try to do those Lego blocks - they look amazing(and quietly thankful that my 6yr old nephew doesn't read quilt blogs haha!!)

  4. I love the first of the "iffies" even without a face! It's such a bright and cheery, almost tribal pattern ;)

  5. Awesome patterns Kristy - I bet your kids are mad about them!

  6. They are looking great! I always love seeing how they look in actual fabric and the clone commander is fantastic! I'm excited to see the others. Congrats on 500 patterns!

  7. These will be so fun. Lucky for me we are not into Star Wars, lol.

  8. 500 patterns, that is a great milestone to reach, well done you!

    Looks like you are mining a rich seam of characters for these latest patterns, hope your son is aware of his responsibilities as the quality control, it is an awful lot of responsibility for one so young :)

  9. I am not even going to show these to my boys or they will want them straight away! They love love Star Wars lego!

  10. I find it so funny that you thought this was just going to be a four block cushion!!
    Hoping to have Leia done today!

  11. Cool Star Wars blocks. I think they would make a quilt my husband might actually like...

  12. I love these! They are beyond fabulous. After we emailed the other night, I was lying awake in bed thinking if you'd go more down the road of the old Star Wars episodes, or the newer ones. Now I see that you started adding some of the newer characters as well :)
    Han Solo is a definite must for me as well as the Ewoks, because I just love him/them ;)
    Then a few names that came to me were Darth Maul, Palpatine, the normal black and white clone troopers, a storm trooper, Admiral Akbar, Queen Amidala (with the white make-up). Maybe Lando Carissian...oh decisions, i don#t wanna trade with you ;)

    I think Darth Vader looks awesome, and since you said you're not so pleased with C3PO yet, maybe make the cheeks less square? With a longer headpiece in darker yellow?
    This so has me itching to sew! And I need to get Leia done this weekend for sure ;)

  13. EPIC. I cannot wait to partake. You have endless creativity - thank you so much for sharing!

  14. Ooh these are so cool I love R2D2 I would love to be pattern tester (if you still need someone :) I can't wait for this pattern to come out, it appeals to the geek in me haha

  15. OMG I didn't know there was a paper piecing party! I'm so in!


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