Sunday, January 22, 2012

(Star Wars) Houston, We Have plan!

I have a plan! It took some serious figuring out over the last couple of days - and it will require the tackling of not one but 3 extra blocks (fortunately not character blocks) but behold, my initial layout for Star Wars: the Quilt. You'll note it features actual blocks because, well, that's when & how I came up with it.

Basically, the plan is to pick the best 6 of my 7 original character blocks, and pair them with 3 new ones: I've already made a Star Wars logo block for the center, (just in case the characters themselves don't make it obvious). Everything will be sashed in my old-go-to color of black (which in this case is quite appropriate), and for the blank spaces on either side of the logo, I am thinking Light Sabers will provide just an appropriate amount of space-filling goodness.

Not that I have designed them yet, mind. I'm not that organized.

But I am making other progress! My husband was out of town for work this weekend, So I had plenty of time to move forward with things. Here's my center logo, completed:

And here's where my character blocks stand:

Yoda, Chewbacca, and Leia: you've seen them before

NEW! Han Solo, Jango Fett, and Twi-lek!

In Progress: Luke, my final character. His helmet is still forthcoming.
With the exception of Luke they are all assembled and wonder-undered, so the next big phase is the blanket stitching. Leia and the SW logo are done on that front, and everybody else is being batch-processed thread color by thread color.  Also in this phase, I will be adding details like noses, mouths, and wrinkles to some of the characters. Fingers crossed that I don't mess it up!

This quilt remains a labor-intensive bear that is at moments exhilarating, and at moments exhausting depending on how well things are coming together. But, if I don't think too hard about those light saber blocks, I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel!


  1. These are amazing. Do you remember what site you found the pics on. I've searched google images to no avail. My e-mail is

  2. I would love to know where you got these patterns too!!! I have been talking about doing a star wars quilt for my son but patterns have been hard to find!! My email address is