Monday, December 29, 2014

Austin's Star Wars Quilt

60" X 71"
This is a modified version of the free Riley Blake Designs pattern, School Pride. I wanted a simple pattern to let the fabric shine - literally! It's Star Wars glow-in-the-dark fabric.
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It was so much fun to make and quilt this quilt - pressure-free! No worries that a judge would be checking to see if the quilt is on the square, or has well-balanced quilting, or even stitch length, or buried thread tails - yes, I simply clipped those tails!

Because the prints are pretty busy, this quilt is nearly impossible to show quilting designs. I used several designs, including stippling (with invisible thread), geometric lines (seen in the blue on the left), and I quilted Austin's name in the red spot area.

The red area at the bottom is quilted with a curved jaggy design. Ribbon candy quilting shows up best in the narrow white strips.

From Friday when I cut out the fabric, to the following Tuesday evening, just before Christmas, when I finish hand sewing binding, this was a quick-project/quick-finish. I'm aiming for one more finish before the year end! It's quilt, quilt, quilt around here! Linda

10 comments:

  1. In sure Austin will love his quilt! Glow in the dark fabric? You have all the best things in the US!! I too hope to have some finishes to get across the line before the New Year is here. I don't want to carry them through to 2015!

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  2. This is a fun one. I used the link to download the pattern so thanks.

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  3. I know you had fun, it turned out so good. Will you take it out in Feb?

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  4. Great quilting ideas, Linda! Will this be a "Happy New Year"gift?

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  5. I know Austin will love his Star Wars quilt. And why not, it is so cute. I love that there is glow in the dark fabric in it. Thanks for the link to the pattern.

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  6. Very nicely done and I'm sure he is going to treasure it.

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  7. Linda, this quilt is something else! Austin is going to just love it and for a very long time. I can see that it was lots of fun to work on!

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  8. Linda - this is such a fantastic quilt! I love how you balance you show quilts with your personal work :-)

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  9. Lucky Boy! What a wonderful grandmother.

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  10. Thanks for the link to the Riley Blake quilt. This could be fun in a Hawkeye or Cyclone quilt . . . or a house divided! I'm sure Austin will love the glow-in-the-dark fabric. Also loved your Urban Abacus quilt; I got that curved ruler for Christmas. Can't wait to start a project with it (saving it for the Hope Quilter's retreat in January - wish you could be there!). Happy New Year!

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