Archive | September, 2018

Vader Quilt, Upsized

Ever since I made the mini Vader Quilt, I’ve wanted to make an upsized version. Well, I did it, and it’s for meeeeee. It measures 60″ x 60″. I enlarged the foundation paper piecing templates and had them printed on 36″ wide paper at a local printer. Worked like a charm.

Vader Quilt by Angela Bowman

I used five fabrics from Robert Kaufman’s Kona Cotton line: Iron, Coal, Gotham Grey, Pepper, and Black. They all happen to be in my Greyscale 11 Bundle from Sewfinity, so I have plenty on hand.

Vader Quilt by Angela Bowman

Each block is 12.5″ square, and here’s the design wall progression:

Vader Quilt by Angela Bowman

Vader Quilt by Angela Bowman

Vader Quilt by Angela Bowman

Vader Quilt by Angela Bowman

Binder clips are pretty perfect for keeping the rows together for joining.

Vader Quilt by Angela Bowman

As I was removing the paper from the back, it was like I was one of the robo-doctors turning Anakin into Darth Vader.

Vader pulled through surgery. Minor complication in the lower frontal cranial apparatus. Grafted with Kona Black using FPP method. Next scheduled procedures: trim loose sutures and cauterize the posterior seams.  😀

Vader Quilt by Angela Bowman

FYI, I didn’t press ALL the seams to the dark side – only a Sith deals in absolutes.

Vader Quilt by Angela Bowman

I backed it with Kona Coal and quilted it with a simple cross hatch grid using my Juki and Aurifil 40wt Black thread.

Vader Quilt by Angela Bowman

I applied Kona Black as binding. My binding assistant approves.

Vader Quilt by Angela Bowman