Sunday, October 23, 2016
Quilt Stories - Droid 2016
Oh, this one was such an adventure!!
In my quest to gift a quilt to each of my kids this year, I've been trying to figure out which direction to go in for each one..... which kid.... which quilt.... you know...
I have a child with an April birthday who is a Star Wars fan.... and there is a new movie out...
And this came across my radar.... a Droid Quilt Along hosted by Pam Cobb from the Stitch TV Show.
So now the pieces have come together and I have a child, a theme and a pattern..... a direction in which to move!
I found the quilt to be a challenge spatially. The directions were clear.... with good photos. But I found that I was surprised as each one came out the way it was supposed to. Somehow I had trouble envisioning them as they came along.
There was a lot of twisting and turning and laying them out carefully as I went along. I definitely had to use my seam ripper quite a bit as I went along.
And with the final assembly I noticed I had made one of the blocks absolutely backwards. And decided there was no way.... NO WAY... I was going to do it over! (But if I make the quilt again, I will do it correctly :-)
The next part - which I enjoyed much more than I thought I would - was the quilting. There is a LOT of quilting in this quilt! But I think it goes with the design really well, don't you?
Trying to get a photograph was a challenge! With the bright sun and my little helper, Trouble.... and a deadline. My son was actually driving home on this day and I wanted to make sure I had the quilt documented!
And there you are... Voila! Droid 2016