Star Wars Quilt, Episode 2 – Finished!

A long time time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… well, okay, so maybe it was 2 months ago and in the next room, but still… the second Star Wars quilt is done!

Star Wars Quilt, Episode 2
Star Wars Quilt, Episode 2
As always, you can click through to Flickr to enlarge these photos.
I am very happy with the lightsaber detail I put into the quilt, but Lord Vader still troubles me with his shading. Alas, we’ll have to chalk this one up to the Dark Side because I can’t think of anything else to do to him shortly of coloring with a Sharpie, which… no. The stormtrooper came out good, too.
Anyone else notice that the green lightsaber (a color used by the Jedi, not the Sith) is on top? Nailed it.
Star Wars Quilt, Episode 2
The detail on the Rebel X-Wing pilot helmet came out to. With this applique method, it’s a balance to figure out how much quilting to put on the applique shape so it retains it’s poofiness like a mild trapunto, and how much stitching you want to do to make sure it’s secure.
And a little fun Easter egg for my sister and BIL… I quilted “pew pew” into the end of Boba Fett’s gun.
Star Wars Quilt, Episode 2
I am very excited for my BIL to get his quilt – he’s been waiting YEARS for a Star Wars quilt, and when the fabric finally came out this year, I think it’s worked out well (he had to “settle” for the Pittsburgh Steelers quilt I made him last year for Christmas). I’m taking a break before tackling the last Star Wars quilt (for me) to work on a project to benefit the cat shelter.

4 Replies to “Star Wars Quilt, Episode 2 – Finished!”

  1. I hardly ever comment on your blog, but I have listened to every single one of your podcasts. Honestly, I wait for Fridays to come so I can listen to another one. You inspire me with your amazing productivity! And when I looked at all your quilts on Pinterest, I realized you’re not only prolific but talented. Thanks for sharing your quilting life with all of us, and best wishes to you and your family and the helper cats. Life is hard sometimes.

  2. I was thinking about your stupid Death Star problem and wondered if you had heard about that technique where you cut fabric with fusible ironed on to the back in tiny pieces, then arranging them on a background and ironing them down. As you talked about the different methods, I kept thinking of this technique. Cindy Walter thought of it (or memorialized it) in a book called Snippet Sensations. There are a lot of challenges, starting with the one where you have to cut fabric into tiny little pieces. It seems like a technique that would work for the stupid Death Star.

  3. PS Your quilt turned out fabulously! I am so impressed with how great the design is and how everything looks like you just stole the costumes out of George Lucas’ closet. JL

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