Oh BB8, you cute little guy. I designed and made this for a BB8 collector as part of the 2018 May the 4th Mini Quilt Swap #MayThe4thMQS3. It measures 24″ x 24″. The designed started with a photo, applied some digital effects, put it in a grid, and then translated it into a foundation paper piecing (FPP) sewing pattern using all straight lines. Here’s the digital version:
Here’s my organized start:
Then as I sew, it turns into this:
Each block is just a little over 5 inches square.
Here’s what the back looks like when they’re all joined.
Then with the paper removed, before pressing.
A simple cross hatch quilting grid.
Binding. With my Quality Assurance Inspector 🙂
So many little pieces on this guy. Before I started sewing, I was about to redesign him to be a bit more simple, when the unknowing recipient commented on Instagram “I would love to see it completed, even if it’s not for this swap.” That did me in. I caved. If a BB8 fan (who’s also making a quilt for someone else) doesn’t deserve him, who does?!
Here's another version I made in 2022, this one a big bigger at 36" square. This one is to keep!