(As if you needed it.)
I sent this mini quilt off to a friend last week. It is a Patchwork Death Star.
The inspiration for it started when my friend, Blair, sent me this most fabulous embroidery hoop.
Perhaps, more accurately, it started much earlier when we started talking about how smooth Lando Calrissian is. Once it was determined that we were both Star Wars fans, the pins and tags just kept flying. She is super sweet and talented so she made me that hoop of awesomeness up above.
It is really, really hard to craft for awesome crafters. It took me a l-o-n-g time to decide what my theme would be. And then I was stuck on making the Death Star all in florals. It turns out that I didn't have enough small scale florals for my idea and getting the right value changes was going to be impossible. But I have gray fabric up the wazoo. Once I decided to do the pattern with English paper piecing things went pretty smoothly. Some advice from Melissa and Jessie helped, too.
I really didn't think that there would be many people who would want to make a Patchwork Death Star of their very own. But the requests for a pattern have been pretty insistent. I still need to finalize how to print the pattern out, but I hope to have it up tomorrow.
Have you ever shown your geeky side in your quilting?