A Long Time Ago, In A Sewing Room Far, Far Away…

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:

Star Wars Quilt by Holly Gets Quilty

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 pattern is the Triangle Wheel Block pattern by PileO’Fabric, and is available for free HERE

*This turned out to beĀ 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:

Star Wars Quilting Deisgn

Star Wars Quilting Deisgn

Star Wars Quilt

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?

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6 Responses to A Long Time Ago, In A Sewing Room Far, Far Away…

  1. Teresa Smith says:

    I love the star wars quilting design, could you tell me where you got the design. I have a statler long arm and would love to put that on a star wars quilt my daughter made.

    • Holly Gets Quilty says:

      Hi Theresa! My longarm gal already had the design but if you google “Star Wars pantograph” it will come up in the results! There is also another design out there with R2-D2 And C3P0 as well!

    • The snow looks such fun, and those huge great icicles on the waterfall! We had icicles hanging from big bits of trees in the stream one year and I still went in for a paddle but I needed mum to dry me off afterwards and I put my fleece jumper on. You have such lovely thick coats you don’t need jumpers. We hardly got any snow this year, just a tiny bit, and now it’s really warm, so it’s nice to see your pictures of snow.

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      My cousin is married to a Grammy Award winning recording artist who is also an actor. They have both had cancer, and it was SAG insurance/medical plan that saved their financial lives. My cousin told me “AFTRA’s benefits are s**t”. So just based on that one bit of AFTRA’s benefits to their members, I am not surprised that they have once again taken the easiest way out. Thank God my son, an actor, belongs to SAG. Long may it prosper!

    • You are right. Actually if you take your line of reasoning here and take it across the whole of her metaphysics you’ll find the same thing. There is no part of her metaphysics that is deniable. But do they address the ultimate grounds of reality (not the nature of, but the grounds of)? And does it make sense to ask such a question in her philosophy? I think she attempted to answer that sort of question in her epistemology through the concept of reason and objectivity.

  2. Laura says:

    Hi. I love your quilt. I’m making a star wars quilt for my husband and would love to used this quilting on it. I’ve found a long arm quilter that will do it if I can find the digitized pattern for the star wars pantograph. Even who made the pattern may be helpful. Do you have any information on the star wars pantograph?

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