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!
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.
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.
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.