Hi blair83, the answer to your question is that I used both techniques, but mostly piecing. The only parts that are appliqued are the three circles on the gray top section, and the two black rounded squares in the blue section in the center. Everything else was done with traditional piecing. The blue strip on the right of the 'eye' is a little different, too. I sewed a thin rectangle together on three sides and then inserted it into the seam along the raw edge side. So that portion was sort of 'free' until I quilted the quilt when I was sure to tack it down. Too much math to have to figure it out the 'right' way... so I cheated a bit!
Thanks for all the kind words! Unfortunately, I don't think I could translate the scribbles on scraps of paper laying all over my sewing room into any semblance of a pattern... Wish I could!
And as for a mobile -- yes, that's exactly what I was thinking, bunny1kenobi! I have friends of a friend who have a laser cutter, so I might have them cut some tie fighters and death stars and whatnot out of thin wood or acrylic or something.
I'm so excited to have finished the first major project for our January baby's nursery: an R2D2 quilt! No pattern -- just made it up as I went along using lots of reference photos from the movies. All of the fabrics are from JoAnn's. Approx. 36" x 48".
My hubby didn't want anything for Valentine's Day... But then he sent me flowers at work. And gifted me some sweet fabric. I felt like a schmuck! So I really wanted to do a little nice something for him.
Enter... homemade Star Wars valentines for my jedi-wannabe hubby.
This is an absolutely gorgeous quilt! Congrats on finishing it. I really like the binding that you used - the purples brings out all the colors!
How much time did it take from begininning to end with the free motion quilting? Thanks!
Thanks, katje! Unfortunately, this quilt took forever. I took my machine in to be serviced right before I started quilting it and had a terrible time getting my quilty mojo back. Technically, I started it in October and finished in January, but if I hadn't had problems with my machine I think I would have been done before Thanksgiving.
Dimensions: 72" x 96" (twin) Pattern: Natural Canasta Quilt from Oh, Fransson! Fabric: 11 prints from Anna Maria Horner's 'Innocent Crush' line, one Amy Butler print, and six solids Quilting: Free motion stipple
This is my second finished quilt of 2012, though admittedly it's a UFO from 2011... it was supposed to be a "good luck at college" present, but I had some serious problems with my sewing machine that caused lengthy delays in quilting. I'm so glad to have put the final stitch in this one!
1. Train baby quilt.Completed 1/5/12! 2. Twin sized log cabin-ish quilt for my cousin's dorm room: UFO from 2011.Completed 1/15/12! 3. Queen sized Hope Valley HST quilt for my sister. 4. Finish my mermaid quilt top. 5. Finish my Hope Valley Crossing quilt top. 6. Pick a pattern and make a quilt with the Flea Market Fancy I've been hoarding. 7. Make a great looking camera bag (parts will be quilted, so I think this counts...) 8. Make a Christmas quilt using 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' panels. 9. Make a quilt using Tula Pink's Prince Charming. 10. Make a twin-sized quilt for Muskoka. 11. Make myself a set of quilted potholders for the kitchen. 12. Join a quilting bee or some kind of swap to make a project.