I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving (or Thursday for my non-American friends) ;) .
My only gift to sew this Christmas is a twin size Star Wars quilt for my favorite 6 year old. Most of my fabrics are from Fat Quarter Shop (just search Star Wars).
I was going to hold off and post this quilt after I had some “styled” shots so you can see the whole thing…but I couldn’t wait. I had to be sneaky making this one with the kids around…and if Sophie saw it she would tell Ryan immediately. 4 year olds are SO bad at secrets.
The fabrics are so busy and I wanted to use all of the prints…so I kept the pattern very simple. The big squares are 8 1/2″ cut, and the small squares are 4 1/2″ cut, and sewn into a 4 patch. Easy peasy.
I used the softest blanket from Target on the back. I also used batting, so I sent this one to Kathy to quilt and asked her to do some simple wavy lines so it wouldn’t be stiff.
If you’re interested in using a blanket for a backing…I have some tips and info at the end of this post. It’s all wrapped up under the tree but I promise a full picture after Christmas!
I used the scraps to make him a zipper pouch, and then I couldn’t stop and made a few more for gifts. I used this pattern/video by Sherri and it’s awesome! Except I used a metal zipper and broke two needles as I kept forgetting and sewed right over it.
As I was finishing up this quilt last week I snapped a picture of Jane on my sewing room floor…in the exact same pajamas and chewing on my exact same measuring tape. I couldn’t help but snap a picture…it’s so fun to see them side by side. Jane has a bit more hair. ;)
If you made it through this extremely long post and you need a weekend project (ha!) patterns are 25% in my shop. Use code Thanks25 through Monday.
Have a great weekend!