Monday, May 3, 2010

Lego Star Wars Quilt

Pin It Now! I have a love/hate relationship with quilting. I am in complete awe of the art of quilting and love to look at quilts. Truly, I could stare at quilts all day, especially ones by Ashley of Film in the Fridge. Check them out... they're like eye candy. Unfortunately, I hate sewing quilts. I lack the patience, and take shortcuts that would make a true quilter cringe (I'll spare you my long list of quilting sins). I prefer projects that I can finish in under 4 hours, and quilting definitely does not fall under that category.

When I made quilts for my girls (here), my son asked me when I was going to make his quilt. His favorite thing in the whole wide world is Lego Star Wars, so behold, "THE LEGO STAR WARS" Quilt. Please don't sue me, George... it would break my 6 year old's heart.


I told Denny that he could choose 3 characters for me to applique on his quilt. He chose an Imperial Guard, Darth Vader, and Jango Fett. Yep, all from the "dark side". This concerned me at first, but if you think about it, all the cool looking characters are bad guys. Take Luke for example... what a pansy. I like how Jango Fett turned out the best... what a stud :)




All I've gotta say is he better like Lego Star Wars until he goes to college, because I don't plan on sewing him another quilt anytime soon. But just in case he grows out of it, he can flip it over.

And matching pillowcases.



Nicest mom ever, I am.


22 comments:

Kari @ Ucreate said...

I LOVE this quilt!! Perfect for my son who is a Star Wars Lego fan!

Jacqui Carrasco said...

I know That people say this to you all the time but I have to say it anyway....Your Awesome!

Jessica said...

That is amazing. I will NEVER show my children this post as they will think I can reproduce it :) You are just so talented and I love it!

Berry said...

"Nicest Mom ever, I am".....


SNORT!!!

awesome. and the quilt is pretty good, too

;)

Tammy from quilt-pictures.com said...

The appliques are beautiful! My 13 year old son loves Lego Star Wars still and would love this. Great job!!

Tricarico Family said...

Awesome! You are sooooo talented. I love your gorgeous spring tops too! You look beautiful and you're so talented! (I know I said it twice, but it's such an understatement it needs to be repeated!)

"S" and family said...

I admit that my husband still loves his Legos and if they had made Star Wars Legos when he was little, he'd love them even more. This quilt is awesome. You are so creative!

KathiNiels said...

Love it!!! Can't wait to see it.

Janell said...

Love it! Another great job Jodi! You're so funny too. :)

Pamela said...

nicest mom is right!!! incredible work!

Philip, Melissa, & Summer said...

Phil wants to know if you will make him one.

Philip, Melissa, & Summer said...

Phil wants to know if you will make him one.

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

That is so cool! In my UFO pile I have a tetris quilt in the making, I love quilts that reference cultural icons.

Not Just A Mommy! said...

The boy is hanging over my shoulder

"Oh my gosh mom, why can't you make that?"

"Because you can't glue quilts together"

"Oh, ok. That's really, really cool, I wish you could sew"

You have our seal of approval. :)

The Thriftress said...

My son would love this! He is also a Star Wars Lego guy. NIce work!
Sarah

Tracy said...

My son would die for this......Lego Star Wars is his most favorite thing ever! Too bad I tried quilting once and gave up!

Sandra said...

I hope you don't mind, but I COMPLETELY stole your idea and pattern. It was just too awesome not to, and I have a four year old great-nephew who lives and breathes Star Wars Lego. But I am not nearly as talented as you are and bought iron-on appliques from a nice lady on Etsy instead of doing them myself. I finished the top yesterday and will work on the binding today. THANK YOU for the inspiration! You ROCK!

Amy M in Indiana said...

This rocks!

*Stitches* said...

I just quilted a *Star Wars* quilt that a friend of mine brought me...she said she 'stole' the idea from you, but made sure you knew...
i posted pictures on my blog today...what a fun quilt!!

Natalie said...

This quilt is gorgeous! I would love to make something similar for my brother, but I have no idea where to start with appliqués. Do you have a tutorial? Or one you recommend? Thanks!

Jodell said...

@ Natalie - it's all about layering... check out this tutorial from Sew Like My Mom http://sewlikemymom.com/applique-tutorial/

The fusible web she is taking about is wonder under. It will allow you to first iron your pieces in place, making zig-zag stitching much easier. Good luck!

Lego Shop in Singapore said...

Aw these are so beautiful.