Mando Quilt

Mando Quilt by Angela Bowman

“Mando” quilt, 24″ x 24″, made in April 2020.

Here’s the Mando quilt! I love that he’s a badass with a kind heart. Those are my favorite people IRL, too. I loved loved loved making this – it was so therapeutic for me to make in the midst of all the madness in the world. It’s a secret gift for a Star Wars fan as part of the May the 4th mini quilt swap (#MayThe4thMQS4 on Instagram).

I’m a fan of Eli Hyder and I asked if I could use one of his Mandalorian illustrations as inspiration for a quilt and he said yes! Here’s his ilustration:

Mandalorian and The Child illustration by Eli Hyder

Here’s my simplified quilt grid version:

Mandalorian Illustration

And here are my sewing translation lines for foundation paper piecing. I use Adobe Illustrator software in my design process. This is the way.

Mando Quilt foundation paper piecing lines

I chose my color palette, going with Kona Cotton Solids from my online shop Sewfinity, plus a few I had in my fabric stash. I used Ivory, Scone, Honey, Taupe, Earth, Brown, Chocolate, Espresso, Black, and White. I also added in Champagne and Sand after this pic was taken. (whoa, wait a second, how about some champagne and sand in real life?!)

Mando Quilt foundation paper piecing

Here’s the design wall progression:

My favorite part of the quilt is his helmet. It’s just so cool looking. I quilted him with simple straight lines in a diagonal cross hatch using Aurifil 40wt thread in Medium Grey.

Mando Quilt machine quilting

Now go follow Eli @venamis and tell all your non-quilty friends that quilting can be cool!

Mando Quilt by Angela Bowman

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Frédérique - June 13, 2020

Wow, great interpretation of the illustration, I love it! Beautiful colors too.

    Angela - June 13, 2020

    Thanks so much!

Nicole - November 24, 2020

Do you have a pattern I can buy? This is amazing

    Angela - November 27, 2020

    Sorry, I don’t have a pattern. But thank you so much!

Karen - May 4, 2021

You make it look easy😳 It’s a really an amazing iconic quilt! Thanks for sharing the process!

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