Years ago, back when I was just beginning my quilting journey, I made a Harry Potter themed baby quilt for a friend of mine. Recently, she reached out to me to ask if I’d make her second kiddo a baby quilt. Uh, OF COURSE. She told me she was thinking a Star Wars theme, and even had a focus fabric that she really liked!
It was a bit difficult to get this fabric, as it was a very popular, newly released line of fabric through JoAnn’s, and it was sold out in both my local store and online. (This was during the height of the pandemic, back in October, and everyone wanted cool fabric to use in making masks.) Luckily, there was another store not too much farther away that had it in stock, PLUS a bunch of coordinating fabrics from the same fabric line! It turned out to be a good thing that I went into the store (although it was still so -weird- to go into a store at that time) because I was able to match the solid fabrics to the exact shade of the fabric line.
The applique name is possibly my favorite; I drew it out based on the actual Star Wars text that I found online! The resistance symbols were freehand drawn as well. I used Steam a Seam on the back to really glue the applique down before stitching.
The design I chose was a space/planet/star edge to edge that I found on Urban Elementz. I love space quilts so I know I’ll get a lot of use out of this particular design in the future!
For the pattern itself, I designed it to be quick and easy, and to showcase the focus fabrics that my friend loved. 10” squares were perfect; quick and easy, which allowed me to put the majority of my time and effort into making sure the applique was exactly as I wanted it to be!
I backed the quilt in the same fabric that my friend loved, and I have to say, it looks really good! This is a great pattern that can be repurposed into whichever theme someone wants. I could see it being used for ocean theme, or space, or woodland creatures… the list is endless! Hopefully I’ll get to do this one again sometime.