Friday, May 12, 2017

BB-8

This was...sew much fun!

If you are a Star Wars fan you will recognize BB-8, the droid introduced in The Force Awakens.  I first spotted this pattern by Hunter Design Studio when Sam hosted a quilt along for her The Droid is Not For Sale quilt.  I wasn't able to participate then.  But now my daughter, a huge fan, is pregnant and calling her little guy BB-8 so I just had to make the individual droid portion.  The pattern is well written and easy to follow.  It's all basic piecing and goes together quickly.  

Quilting decisions always challenge me and this quilt was no exception.  I reviewed studied the various choices made by some during the quilt along.  

Here are a few zoomed in photos so you can see my choices.

I quilted this with my Handiquilter and it was my first time using a ruler.  It wasn't as hard as I thought and now I wish I'd tried it sooner.  Oh well.

The backing is cozy Shannon Cuddle 3 fabric I found at Curly Girl Fabric on Etsy.

I just love how you can still see BB-8 on the back.

This past winter I jumped on a chance to pattern test for Sam's newest Star Wars pixel pattern, General Organa.  The pattern is now available complete with a few different options for finishing.  Sam lists both the General Organa and Rey and BB-8 patterns as  "pay what you can".  She donates all proceeds to Chick-Tech which she explains is "a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce, and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers."


Originally I thought I would somehow combine this grown up Princess Leia with BB-8 but I couldn't work it out.  I'll save her for something else.  In the meantime she's hanging out on the design wall in my sewing room.  My granddaughter loves waving to her every time she makes her way into the room.  It's so sweet - so on the wall she stays!

 May the Force be with you!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Sew Fresh Quilts.

16 comments:

  1. Great quilting choices! The quilting accents the piecing nicely. I, too, am learning to appreciate ruler work!

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    1. Thank you Nicole. That ruler is not so scary after all!

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  2. I love your BB-8 quilt. It's a fun quilt. The quilting is beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you so much Ariane! It was a fun one to work on.

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  3. Such a lovely finish, Karen! The droid is so cute and the quilting is perfect! How sweet that your granddaughter waves to Miss Leia. Must warm your heart!

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    1. Thanks Lorna and yes, it really does. She's such a happy girl!

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  4. Hi Karen, I haven't commented about your quilts in awhile, but I always love your posts!! This one is so much fun. I really love the stitching on the orange back!! Halle loves it, I'm sure. Hope all's well with her, steve, and baby!! Love J

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    1. Thanks dear Janet! Everyone is doing very well. We are blessed!

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  5. BB-8 looks so cute and I do love that the quilting shows on the back. Great job. The teal makes the orange pop! TFS.

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    1. Thanks Heide. I'm finding that teal to be a very nice neutral. It seems to go with everything. It's an RJR solid and the quilt shop where I first purchased a bit was closing up so I went and bought up what was left of the bolt!

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  6. Oh, this is absolutely darling! I love it! And your quilting choices are spot on, they complement your piecing perfectly.

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    1. Thanks so much and thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks Judy. My daughter loves it which of course makes my heart happy!

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