Two years of work and 2580 squares of fabric later, allow me to proudly present my first quilt ever, dedicated to one of my favourite films of all times: Star Wars!
The squares I sewed with the sewing machine, but since it was a small, portable machine, I had to hand quilt the whole thing, which I actually ended up enjoying a lot.
Since it’s my first quilt ever and I learnt everything exclusively via blogs and video tutorials, its far from perfect – you can see it in the outline of some of the characters – but you know how for the proud mama her baby is always the prettiest in the world!
The back fabric is actually a very soft Christmas fabric I found on a local shop amid tons of Santa Claus-and-Christmas-trees fabrics, and the filling is a very warm cotton batting. Perfect for those cold winter evenings watching films on the couch!
So, finally, here are the close-ups of the characters:
Darth Vader with faux-leather for the helmet
Luke with his cut-off hand
The tutorial with the measures and template will come, though it may take some time. But don’t worry, I remembered to take pictures of the process!
And now it’s time to pop back to the couch to watch for the thousand time my favourite trilogy in the geekiest style!
Note: Thanks to a lovely and resourceful reader, I can now post the link to the original author of the illustrations. All the characters are there and they are awesome! http://iotacons.blogspot.fr/2011/01/trilogy.html