Where my quilting nerds at? I know you are out there–we are a small but mighty group, and we wield our seam rippers as deftly as any jedi can swing a light saber.
I love sci-fi. And I love quilting. So I like to think that if they got together and had a baby it would look a little something like this:
I could talk about this quilt for days, but for sake of brevity, here is an easy-to-read bulleted list with all of the details:
*I have been saving fabrics for this quilt for about 3 years. They include lots of Carolyn Friedlander Architextures, Lizzy House Constellations, solids, an out of prints novelty Star Wars blueprint style print, and my beloved vintage Star Wars sheets. The background is Kona Charcoal, the backing is a black and white crosshatch with more sheets and extra triangle blocks.
*This turned out to be roughly twin sized.
*I made it for one of our best friends (and probably the biggest Star Wars fan I know) and it is his birthday and Christmas gift for at least the next decade.
*Yes, it was incredibly hard to give away. Yes I might still go steal it from his house.
*The quilting (which I totally forgot to get a closeup of! Shame on me!) is a pantograph that has X Wings and Tie Fighters in the quilting lines. It looks like this:
This was a true labor of love and I am going to miss it fiercly. I want to make one for myself, but until I can get my hands on more vintage sheets, I’ll just have to file this under “quilts I want to make in the distant future”. Unless you have a lead on where I can score some sheets?