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Geometric Death Star Pillow Cover : A Finished Quilt

for awhile now, i have had grand plans to sew up Quiet Play's various paper pieced patterns. well i have quilters ADD and leap from one project to another. thus my pile of WiP's that i'm trying to finish (though i know i probably won't have them fully complete by 2017). so i just never got around to actually sewing up one of her patterns. that has finally changed.


i decided to add one last minute Christmas gift to my list. and since the recipient is a big Star Wars fan, particularly Darth Vader i decided a Geometric Death Star pillow was in order for him.

i love how fast this come together. i was able to sew this during one of the girl's nap times. and a project that i can start and finish during nap time is a win win in my book. i saved the quilting for the next day!


i wanted to keep the quilting minimal, but also reinforce the paper piecing. so i went with a diagonal grid, with a bit of hand stitching to define the superlaser focus lens. i really hope he enjoys it and now i of course need to make one for myself!


of course while i was trying to take pictures, Nora decided that she needed to pose with Nemo and the Death Star pillow. i have a sneaking suspicion that if this pillow cover wasn't a Christmas gift, this one would be trying to claim it as her own, since she is becoming quite the Star Wars fan herself.

Quit Stats
Pattern: Geometric Death Star by Quiet Play
Dimensions: roughly 15.5 inches square
Quilting: diagonal grid, with detail hand stitching
Fabrics: various black and gray scraps (Uppercase & Cotton+Steel to name a few), with a low volume background

Happy Sewing!

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  1. Quilting is nice and great and i am learning these stuff and i really try to make these patterns so can you share some of your work with us on your next blog ..

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