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

 

 

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Fred - September 17, 2018

Beautiful quilt!

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    Angela - September 25, 2018

    Thanks Fred!

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b - September 24, 2018

I LOVE THIS! 😀

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    Angela - September 25, 2018

    Thanks so much!

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Gordon Ashlee - September 25, 2018

Very cool quilt, Angela! I love it! My daughter’s name is also Angela and her favorite character is Boba Fett, so I made one for her with his distinctive helmet. Take care…

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    Angela - September 25, 2018

    Awesome!

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sue manks - September 25, 2018

I need to make this my son and grandson would love it. Is the pattern available x

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    Angela - September 25, 2018

    I’m going through the proper channels to pursue making it a pattern, but I just don’t know at this point if I’ll get permission or not. I’m trying, though! I can see how you need to make it – that’s how I felt, too!

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Sue Manks - September 25, 2018

I need to make this for my son and grandson. Is the pattern available please x

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    Angela - December 5, 2018

    Hi Sue! I’m going through the proper channels to pursue making it a pattern, but I just don’t know at this point if I’ll get permission or not. I’m trying, though!

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Sarah - September 29, 2018

What a fabulous quilt! And the blog post was fantastic too!

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    Angela - December 5, 2018

    Thank you!

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Rebecca Pharr - September 30, 2018

Fantastic Quilt

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Lynne - October 9, 2018

This is amazing and definitely needs to be a pattern! I know that Kristy at Quiet Play makes her star wars fpp patterns available for free (on her craftsy page I think) so she might know some more about how to make it available?

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    Angela - December 5, 2018

    Thanks Lynne

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Dana Nichols - December 5, 2018

I loved this as a mini – and even more as a larger quilt. I have been looking for THE perfect Star Wars quilt for some dear friends for Christmas and this is it. While I am bummed you aren’t able to release a pattern at that time, with your generous post I was able to (painfully) recreate it on graph paper and then blow up with a projector (how I wish I had your computer skills!) and I am about half way through the project!!

Thanks again for you gorgeous design, I hope you are able to get through the hurdles and release it as a pattern someday!

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    Angela - December 5, 2018

    Thanks so much Dana.

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Vader at QuiltCon 2019 • Angela Bowman Design - February 26, 2019

[…] am so proud that my Vader quilt was featured at QuiltCon 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee on February 21-24. QuiltCon is an […]

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Madison - September 29, 2019

This quilt is amazing!!! I have been searching for something to put on my wall and I think this is it. Were you ever able to release the pattern?

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    Angela - October 12, 2019

    Thanks, but no, not yet. Sadly.

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Sewfinity - October 12, 2019

Wooh! Great use of our solids.

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Tina - November 16, 2019

I would like information on purchasing the pattern/or kit

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    Angela - November 16, 2019

    Unfortunately, due to licensing, I cannot release a pattern for Vader. Sorry!

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