Star Wars Success!

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…IMG_20151028_134749598a quilt was made for a boy by his loving mother for his eighth birthday!

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This quilt was made using the Plus Quilt free tutorial @ For the Love of George. This project was started in March and you can read a previous post about it here.

I used all of my bought-over-the-course-of-twelve-months-with-this-project-in-mind-fabric but the quilt wasn’t quite large enough to pass as a snuggle/lap quilt.

(You can see this in comparison to my daughter’s Cotton & Steel Quilt below.)

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Thankfully I was able to find a matching tone-on-tone red “Pebbles Blender” fabric to use as a border and binding to bring this quilt up to a respectable size of 46″ x 60″.

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I found this great black and white print for the backing which I think helps counteract all that colour on the front!

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I have managed to keep this quilt a secret from my son and it is now hidden away until his birthday in a few weeks time. I hope he will love it!

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This finished quilt is my October goal for a Lovely Year of Finishes.

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Deb 🙂

Goal Link up #13 @ Fiber of All Sorts

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12 thoughts on “Star Wars Success!

  1. Love your intro Deb, you’re a very creative writer, as well as a Quilter, colours are very vibrant , red border just perfect, it’ll be WOW from Lucas on his birthday.

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  2. 8 long years ago in a town far, far away, one Lucci was born, a brother for princess Nicci…
    You know the rest of the story!!
    It is a beaut Star Wars creation Deb. We love it too. HnA.

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  3. Being the mother of a Star Wars fan, I can guarantee he will love it. The question will be which side goes up most often! I do love that shiny red. Congratulations on meeting your October goal.

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  4. Lucas will use his physic powers and be transformed to a ‘galaxy far far away’ when he first sees this magificent quilt! Please have the camera ready dad(yes nanna!!)to capture his amazing reaction! Great work as always deb and given from a mother’s heart to her son. xoxo

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  5. How did you manage to keep it a secret?? Well done, mom!!! Great quilt – he is going to be over the moon!!! You really scored with that backing fabric!!!

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