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« on: September 09, 2012 01:59:40 PM »

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".


Kept the back very simple on purpose. I figured there was enough happening on the front. Love the effect of the rounded corners up top.


Used my machine's zig zag stitch for the embroidery on the back. It's not perfect, and got even wonkier after quilting, but overall I think it works.


Off to work on a stuffed Chewbacca...
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2012 02:11:00 PM »

this is stellar!!  Great job!  Will you have a mobile of various starships hanging over the crib?   Wink
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2012 02:39:51 PM »

What a wonderful  quilt.  Lucky baby.
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2012 03:47:40 PM »

Too cute! You did a great job!
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2012 04:26:54 PM »

LOVE IT!!!!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2012 07:36:16 PM »

fantastic!  You should definitely do a pattern for it.
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2012 11:00:58 PM »

This is just all kinds of awesome! I might just have to make one for my husband now Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2012 12:12:23 AM »

Awwww, this is co cute! Beautiful quilt, elegant and simple and awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2012 04:18:43 AM »

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.

10/26 ETA: Mobile is complete! Check it out here.
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2012 10:38:05 AM »

That is amazing! I foresee lots of awesome Halloween costumes in your lucky baby's future Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2012 09:46:36 PM »

Brilliant!
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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2012 08:59:13 AM »

I really love this -- so fun! What a lucky baby! Grin
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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2012 11:33:39 AM »

Love it.  It looks perfect, and is a great baby quilt with all the nice bold colours.  I'm sure the baby will love it.
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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2012 01:49:10 PM »

Luv your quilt.  R2D2  is My fave Star Wars character - he saves the day in every movie.
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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2012 04:24:34 PM »

I saw this on tumblr!  I LOVE this
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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2012 09:53:21 AM »

So awesome! I'm working on a space-ship themed quilt for my baby! I'd love to see anything you have for the rest of the nursery.
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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2012 03:50:33 PM »

embercostumer, I'm just getting my act together, but I'll be posting as I finish stuff. I want to see your quilt when it's done! Sounds very cool.
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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2012 03:15:47 AM »

Oh my, that is adorable. It looks snuggle and warm too. Looking forward to seeing more of your Star Wars projects the stuffed Chewbacca sounds interesting.
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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2012 12:47:13 AM »

Hi, your quilt looks amazing. I was wondering if you pieced the pieces together, or if you appliqued them on. Thank you.

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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2012 04:23:36 AM »

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!

Here's a close up for reference.


R2D2 Folded by staarlight, on Flickr
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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2012 07:54:07 AM »

OMG, that is completely adorable!!!!
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« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2012 10:24:35 AM »

Absolutely love it!!   Smiley  Grin

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« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2012 01:46:18 PM »

Incredible! I hope you are going to share this with your local quilters.
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« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2012 06:12:52 AM »

This Rocks!! wow! you did such an amazing job!
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« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2012 01:04:04 PM »

OMG!  Shocked A Star Wars baby quilt?  How cool are you!?  Best thing I've seen in awhile! Grin
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« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2012 01:56:49 PM »

This is so totally cool!  Esp since you pieced most of it.  I think I could manage this if I appliqued it, but piecing it would probably drive me crazy.  Excellent work!
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« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2012 02:28:45 PM »

 Grin Wow! This is amazing!
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« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2012 06:49:27 AM »

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« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2012 06:19:45 AM »

oh. eme. gee. That's amazing! You're totally making me jealous with your sewing skills. I LOVE it!
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« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2012 07:10:53 PM »

Cool and very unique!
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« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2013 11:06:20 AM »

O.M.G. I'm in love. Awesome job!!! <3
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« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2013 12:36:43 PM »

This is so cute! And beautifully made.
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