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

17 comments:

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

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  2. It looks amazing! Such a cool quilt.

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  3. It looks amazing! Such a cool quilt.

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  4. That is a labor of love! Coolest quilt ever!

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  5. 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!

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  6. 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

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  7. 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. ;)

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  8. 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.

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  9. It's wonderful! Your son is very lucky!

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

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

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

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  13. 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.

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  14. I love it! Congratulations.

    Marie-Claude Lajoie

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  15. It is amazing and whether you think your son is excited about it or not, I bet he truly feels so loved that you made this for him!!! Congratulations!!

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  16. This is such a cute quilt!! Love it!

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