Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Star Wars Quilt

I finally have a finish to share here, and this quilt has been done for several months, just took a while to get pictures.  It's a HUGE quilt and big quilts are hard to take pictures of...so I put it off.  I also realized as I'm writing this, that this is only my second finish of the year.  I don't know what's happened, usually I've done more.  I guess I need to start finishing quilts, instead of starting new ones.
My son is a huge fan of Star Wars, has been for years, and I figure he probably will be for many more to come (especially with the new movies coming out).  So this was really fun to make and exciting for him--kinda.  (Let's face it, quilts aren't as exciting to my kids as they are to me...).
The pattern is actually a cross stitch pattern by wee little stitches.  Each stitch is a 1 inch square.  I started out doing a 2 inch square, but it was just getting too big, so I shrunk it down to one inch, and honestly it could probably be even smaller, but I don't love working with smaller...
 A blurry picture on my sons bed...he even accessorized it with a vader mask and cross bow for chewie.  
 I used black and white stripe on the binding.  
And I didn't quilt it myself...I tried, but after attempting 2 times, unsuccessfully, to baste it, I decided  to send it out.  I used Emily Session @ Emerson Quilting.  She did such a great job.  She quilted in concentric squares and I think it works perfect for this pattern.  I love it!

Quilt Stats:
Finished size: 92in X 104in
Pattern:   Cross stitch pattern found here 
Fabric:  Solids are Kona (not sure colors)  binding:  timeless treasures
Batting:  Quilters Dream cotton batting (from quilter)
Quilted by:  Emerson Quilting

15 comments:

Angela Atkins said...

It is adorable! So happy with how it looks finished and I'm sure you were happy to finish such a large quilt.

Kat said...

It looks amazing! Such a cool quilt.

Kat said...

It looks amazing! Such a cool quilt.

Allison said...

That is a labor of love! Coolest quilt ever!

Afton Warrick said...

I think you deserve some leeway regarding completions when 1" squares are involved. After all, this is a big and fantastic quilt. Congrats on your finish!

Karen N. said...

Your quilt looks great ! My son is also a fan of star wars - and I hope, he won´t see your quilt, but then I also have to sew one ;-) A good idea to use a cross-stitch pattern ! (I´m sorry about my bad english !)
Greetings from Austria
Karen

Helena said...

Fantastic! I love it! I would love to do one. And my son is a superbig fan of Star Wars. But... he is 40 years old so perhaps he would not love it. ;)

Hilary said...

This turned out so amazing!

Shirley Elliott said...

The quilt is awesome! What a project this must have been but so special. I think since you accomplished getting this quilt complete this year, you are excelling in your quilt projects.

Helen said...

It's wonderful! Your son is very lucky!

dark cloud said...

love this quilt, so nice to see it finished and very inspiring!!!

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

LOVE it! My son would love it too. Great idea to use a cross-stitch pattern.

Susannah Rodgers said...

It's wonderful how you merged the cross-stitch pattern into quilt making. The quilt is amazing and so, so special - Great job!

Mary said...

These pixel quilts are no joke. I did a Mario one for my brother and I swore I'd never attempt one again. Turned out SO great. Good job.

Marie-Claude said...

I love it! Congratulations.

Marie-Claude Lajoie

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