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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

It's (Almost) a WIP!

I wrapped up 3 (count them--THREE!) quilts this week, & I am super excited to start something new. I've had a pile of Star Wars fabric staring at me for about a year now. I leave it out in my sewing space (aka our kitchen) intentionally so I am confronted with it every day in hopes I'll finally figure out what to do with it. Novelty fabric are tough, especially large scale prints & character fabrics, because really-- who wants to slice up Darth Vader? I'm pretty sure that would cause some horrible disturbance in the force or something & I just don't want to be responsible for that!

So the stack of Star Wars prints has sat & languished. My kids pull it down pretty regularly & pet it, & pick out all their favs, & generally make me feel guilty for not making their quilt.
Fast forward to a few months ago when I saw this block keep popping up on Flickr.

Honestly, I didn't really dig it at first. Then, I saw this giant + and x version & I was intrigued, but not totally persuaded.
Last night around 3am however, while up with a fussy baby, I decided the giant version was the perfect vehicle for the crazy star wars prints & this morning I'm off & running! (Or I will be as soon as my kids go down for a nap!)
Linking up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced!
p.s. thanks to Rossie for doing all the math or a 24 inch block!! I really hate math :)


  1. I had the same problem not wanting to cut up a recent Nancy Drew fabric line. I did 10" squares and calldd it good but I love the idea of a giant block! I also feel you on the sewing at nap time. Although lately I've been needing a nap too so I have even more work with less progress.

  2. Yes, I did a star wars quilt and just defaulted to large squares of the sw prints surrounded by solids. Good luck with yours. I love he x+ block! Making it big for this fabric could be wonderful! :-)