Patchwork Death Star Pattern

The pattern is posted to my blog. Link in my profile. Please please tag it #patchworkdeathstar.  I'd love to see it.

I was hoping to post this a couple of days ago, but it turns out that I'm not very tech savvy.  Thank goodness I finally pulled it together.  Here is the link for the pdf file for the free pattern and some instructions.

I have a couple of pictures that I took along the way that I'll post here.  If you do make a patchwork Death Star please please please post a link for me to see.  If you are on IG, please tag it #patchworkdeathstar.  Thanks!  I can't wait to see different versions.  I originally dreamed of this all in tiny Libery florals.  Wouldn't that be cool?

Well anyway, here is a shot of a few of my pieces after glue basting.
basted


And here is a picture of the top half pieced and sitting on top of my first drawing of it. 
In process

The final pattern will make an 11x12" block.  The perimeter fabric can easily be made larger by extending the paper pattern.  The Death Star itself could be made bigger by bringing the pdf printouts to a copy store and enlarging them.

May the force be with you. 

38 comments:

daniela said...

omg, how awesome are you?
thank you sooo much for making this pattern available! i have 3 huge star wars fans at home and this is just perfect :)

Issabella The Cat said...

This is so cool! thank you for taking the time to put it together :D

Rebecca Lynne said...

I literally yelled No Way so loud that my husband said what's wrong...then I showed him the photo and he started laughing... This rocks!

Ella said...

Thank you. Thank goodness I have a whole year til the hub's bday.

Lixie said...

You're giving this away for free?! You're awesome. My other half will love this xxc

eccentricallygreen said...

Seriously amazing! I'm so glad you made a quick pattern up, just need to find the most perfect fabric for it now as I have have have to make this :)

Heather said...

For free?! I was totally prepared to shell out $$ for this. Thank you!

melissa said...

hooray for spreading quilty nerdiness across the galaxy!!

Amber said...

You are absolutely amazing. Thank you for sharing your quilting nerdiness!

sweetandsaltydesigns said...

This is beyond cool. I can't wait to make this! Thanks a bunch for the pattern!

Janelle @ Emmaline Bags said...

I just finished mine!!! Thank you Melinda! Here it is: http://emmalinebags.blogspot.ca/2014/04/hand-pieced-patchwork-death-star-pillow.html

Elaina said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I love this!!!!! Thanks for sharing your great work with the rest of us! Found you through Janelle @ emmaline bags. Thanks again!

Curly boy said...

Brilliant! It'll make a perfect companion to the Millenium Falcon quilt I'm about to start.

Dorothy Harrison said...

Thanks for sharing. My grandsons will love it!

Stephanie @ Swoodson Says said...

This is so neat!!

Renee said...

Here's my finished mini quilt: http://www.quiltsofafeather.com/2014/05/patchwork-deathstar-mini-quilt.html Thank you so much for the pattern!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is awesome! I definitely need to learn to do patchwork now! ^___^

Paula said...

This is really awesome. Thank you so very much for sharing and for making the pattern available. My husband's birthday is in June and I think this will make a perfect gift for him. I do almost all of my EPP projects with Liberty lawns so I think I will dip into the stack of grey Liberty charms that I recently found online for this one.

Kelly Wilson said...

Adorkable! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for the pattern. I'm honestly not sure how I got to your blog (probably flikr) but now I'm following it via email so I don't miss any more neat stuff.

Theglasdiva said...

Love this pattern but I can't seem to get the link to work.
I have the perfect fabric in my stash for this!

Cécile said...

Thanks for your pattern! I'm not at all a "SW addict" (I've never seen the movie!) but i lke the design... you could see it on my blog http://feefils.canalblog.com/archives/2014/05/13/29863588.html

Lixie said...

Made mine for husband's 10th anniversary present. https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlelixie/14187962554/ So grateful to you for the pattern! May your thread never tangle x

Ben Calvert said...

I bow at your feet...

Marilyn said...

I just finished my DeathStar. It is my first try at EPP. I looked on you tube for how to do it. Mine turned out kind of wonky. I'm going to try another one. It was so much fun, I was dreaming about it in my sleep.HA! Wish you had a little tute with some good hints....but I'll just keep practicing. Thanks for the pattern.

Rebecca Kelley said...

Thanks so much...learned a new skill and will make grand son very happy!

Breanne Greenberg said...

This was my first time doing EPP and I had such fun! I took your lovely pattern to kinkos and had it blown up to baby quilt size. For the death star itself I used only star wars related fabric and for the background space/planets. Most of the fabric and the thread used to quilt it are glow in the dark.

I don't have a instagram account or flicker account but for those that want to see, I can email a picture to you.

aa4dd828-ef8b-11e4-8c5f-ef11d44808b7 said...

Just to repeat what others have said!!! OMG You are awesome! Love how your brain works and the fact that you were willing to share with us is beyond awesome! Thank you!!!

Acornbud said...

This is so awesome!

DebraKay Neiman said...

wow! thanks!

Victoria M. said...

I just made the death star for my grandson. I wanted it to be a wall hanging, so I enlarged it to make the star about 12". Thanks so much for sharing your awesome pattern. You can see my version my blog at http://somanywips.blogspot.com

Lunar Tremillian said...

thank you for sharing! Great pattern. You have made so many people happy with this! CS

Monica Chiarappi said...

This is soooo cool.... your awesome. I can't wait to try this with all my scrap fabric!!!

Lisa Stahl said...

I found this because my friend made foryoubyjennifersue just made one. I going to make it for my daughter's birthday in September. She's going to just die when she gets it as she is a huge Star Wars fan. Then I'm going to make one for myself! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

Wanda said...

Awesome thank you for sharing.

Kristen said...

My first two pieces. A and B and I'm already failing. I am stumped how to sew that curve in the middle and get the pieces to lay flat. Just does not make sense. Anyone able to help? Thank you! If all else fails I'll just have a circle that's not pieced.

jellybean said...

This is mine great fun to make https://flic.kr/p/HEWFXz
Thanks for the pattern/ tutorial

amy gay said...

If an 11yo were to enlarge this (a lot!) and applique it instead, then enter it in a Jr Beta Quilting Competition, would that be ok? Pattern credits would be listed on the quilt label and it would not ever be sold. If not, we totally understand. I wanted to ask permission first.

quirky granola girl said...

Hi Amy Gay. You are set up as a no-reply commenter so I can't reply to your comment by email. I hope you come back to check the comments here. Yes, yes, yes! I've been dying to see this pattern blown up huge! I'd love to see a picture when it's done. Good luck to the 11 year old in your life!

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