Saturday, July 15, 2017
Star Wars Quilt Patterns
Our whole family loves Star Wars so I decided to sew some Star Wars quilts for our holiday trailer. I wanted to make "rag time" quilts and couldn't find any patterns that I liked, so I designed some. I made several different designs with the same number of blocks so that I could do a different design on each side. I started with R2-D2 and BB-8 and I'm very pleased with how it turned out.
I like the "rag time" quilt style because it's simple and fun. I did 8" square blocks and 1" seam allowances. Instead of quilt batting inside the blocks, I used a square of flannel. For fabric, I used a mix of flannel, flannelette, and jersey (t-shirt material). I even cut up some old t-shirts to get all the colors that I wanted. You can also use other heavier fabrics like denim for these quilts.
You can use whatever colors/patterns you prefer for the "background" blocks. There are tonnes of different Star Wars fabrics available. I thought that a star print would be fun. I used a camo print for the background on the R2-D2 quilt that I made.
Here are the patterns that I came up with. Some use 88 blocks and some use 99 blocks. Feel free to use them to make your own quilts. I thought that these patterns would also work for perler beads, cross stitch, or even tile mosaics.
Vader's TIE fighter
I'd love to hear what you think of these patterns and see pictures of your quilts. Are there any other characters/ships that you'd like me to attempt to make a pattern for?