Robot Love – Finished!

Before pictures, a conversation with my brain:

Me: Wow. I’m excited that I finished Memories of Provence. I should work on that twister quilt, or maybe start the next Weekender Bag.

My brain: Robots!

Me: Uh. Nope. We have a list.

My brain: BEEP. BOOP.

Me: So… twister quilt then?

My brain: BEEPBOOP MF’er.

Me: What does the Millennium Falcon have to do with this?

My brain: Not that MF. The *other* one.

Me: Oh… That’s not very nice.

My brain: ROBOTS! BEEPBOOPBEEPBOOP!

Me: Ugh. Fine.

So I made a robot quilt.

Robot LoveI’d had this panel, a Cosmo Cricket 2007 or so vintage, in my stash for a while. I used part of it to make a bag, but had these 3 robot and 3 cog panels left.  Since I have a cousin whose wife is expecting next April, and we just found out it’s going to be a boy, I indulged my brain. This one time.

I pieced some 3 1/2″ squares to embiggen the cog panels to the same width as the robot panels. Then I pieced some 5″ squares to space the cogs and robots into two longish strips. AND THEN I used more 5″ squares to make the center strip, and pieced it with the turquoise to make the center.  The green inner border is a grunge print from Basic Grey, and the outer border (and back) is from Rashida Coleman-Hale’s Cutebot line from a couple years ago. The whole thing measures 44×54″.

Robot LoveFor the quilting, I wanted to do something different, so I used the “Geometric Allover” design from Angela Walters’ book.  It required a bit of backwards thinking because in order to travel and make the crossings in the pattern, you have to stitch away from where you want to go and make a 270 degree turn via a square instead of just turning 90 degrees. Just to mix it up, I quilted a little heart on each robot’s chest, and in the center of the cogs.

Sometimes my brain has good ideas.

10 thoughts on “Robot Love – Finished!

  1. It’s awesome! One of the first quilts I made for my little boys was with this line (Cosmo Cricket) in 2008. Didn’t know there was a panel! And the quilting is PERFECT for it 🙂

  2. So cute! They will love it. Your aunt is already talking about how nice it is you are making one/. Wait til she sees this!

  3. That is adorable!

    BTW, maybe you mentioned this and I missed it (oh so possible) but I’ve had to resubscribe to the podcast show notes in Google Reader. It took me a silly amount of time to notice the lack of posts there and realize that the feed (or whatever it’s called) for the posts changed too. So if by chance you didn’t mention it when mentioning that the audio feed had changed, please do so to help out some of the less observant of your flock. 🙂

    Oh, and thanks for reminding me of the good reasons to use the back up hard drive that we bought several months ago and haven’t removed from its box. It’s now on the list instead of in the back of my brain. Hopefully that means I’ll get to it soon!

  4. Did you quilt it on your sewing machine? You did a great job. I also bought Angela Walters book. I really like her style. Cute quilt.

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