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Topic: Star Wars Embroidered Quilt! *image heavy...  (Read 71751 times)
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roxy nova
« on: May 17, 2005 01:19:32 PM »

hello all! as you'll probably be able to tell, i was greatly inspired by craftsurge's post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=1839.0 on star wars inspired embroidery. i promptly created 2 pillows for my boyfriend as his new housewarming gift. one was the same tie fighter, the other was an x-wing. here's a picture of it, not quite done:

anyway after that, i decided to make one for me, except it turned into FIVE BIG panels for me and i didn't know what to do with them. so here is what i decided to do...i had an old empire strikes back sheet, found some great coordinating fabric and VOILA! a quilt fit for any nerd...and just in time for Episode III!!! i still need to do the binding on it, which is just going to be plain and black, but i was just toooooo excited and had to share with everyone. now, i know the finished product is a quilt, but the quilting took me about a week and the embroidery took me about 2 months, and that's really what the focus of the overall thing is about, so in case you're wondering, that's why i posted in embroidery. enjoy!










and here's a close up of yoda, so you can kinda see the machine quilting i did all over (except on top of the embroidery stitching):

so that's that. i wish i had a better camera 'cause i think it looks alot better in person. the colors just don't pop off the black in the picture like they do in real life. but oh well, hope you like it.
thanks for lookin'!!
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2005 01:29:29 PM »

oh my god! I mean...oh my force be with you! Amazing!  Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2005 02:06:23 PM »

That is absolutely stunning - and yes just in time for Episode III...

I was going to start a pillow here soon and had considered the yoda image you used and the vader close-up you used but am doing something entirely different...so I have a question - how did you transfer it to black material so that you could see it to embroider...
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2005 02:12:08 PM »

Wow! That's fantastic! I've been meaning to do some Star Wars embroidery too and your quilt has motivated me.

I am jealous of your Empire Stikes Back bedsheet.
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2005 02:15:00 PM »

Wow that must have been A-LOT of work. Props to you, it looks wonderful!
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2005 02:17:00 PM »

how did you transfer it to black material so that you could see it to embroider...

thanks! actually all i did was get some white transfer paper (it comes in packages at the fabric store) and i used double sided tape to stick it to my pattern. then i used regular tape to put it on the fabric (don't want it shimmy-ing around, you know) and traced it with the non-brush end of a little paintbrush. it was pretty easy, some of them just took alot more time to trace. hope that helps!
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2005 03:06:12 PM »

That is AMAZING!!! So well done! I love it! We have my husband's set of empire sheets & I was thinking of making them into a quilt. I love your embroidery! It is really awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2005 05:14:38 PM »

THAT IS AMAZING!!!!!  Truly!  You did an awesome job!

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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2005 05:40:04 PM »

that is so awesome! you did a great job! i love all the star wars embroidery (and you're so lucky to have a sheet!), especially yoda (my friends think its wierd that I love him!)! hahaha. i just remembered my valentine card i made back in february and posted...

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=23090.0
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2005 06:10:04 PM »

That's incredible! I love it Grin Great job!!!
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