Friday, March 24, 2017

A Boy And His Droid

It's a good thing that my son doesn't care much about timelines, otherwise he might have been annoyed to learn that his birthday gift was originally supposed to be his Christmas gift! Turning 7 was a big deal in our house and this past summer when he asked to decorate his room in a Star Wars theme I knew then that I wanted to make him a BB-8 quilt. It was a very easy paper piecing pattern that came together quickly but it was getting it quilted that took a long time (just because of life). Here was my plan for quilting:


The body of BB-8 was going to be one large concentric circle, his head was a small circuit board stipple. And as you can see in the photo above, the background was going to be a radiating straight-line swirl to create some movement. I think I was able to execute my vision fairly well, although it might be hard to see in some of these photos.



And finally, my favorite photo -- this was taken just after we brought him into his room, eyes closed of course, and he saw it for the first time. He had no idea that I had been making a quilt just for him.


It made my heart melt.  💗

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This is one of my Q1 Finish Along projects that can be found here.

21 comments:

  1. And a great finish it is Diana . I can see how much your son loves it

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  2. How awesome that you were able to make the quilt such a wonderful treat and surprise for him. <3

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  3. What an awesome quilt and response! He looks so HAPPY!

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  4. What a great surprise! Your quilting is the perfect finishing touch :)

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  5. This is an awesome finish! That last picture is a frame it picture, for sure. The love for his new quilt is written all over his face :)

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  6. That's such a great quilt! Lucky boy

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    1. Thanks Caroline! I can't wait to bring it into next month's guild meeting for show and tell.

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  7. you have one very delighted son there so good you caught him on the camera at this moment

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  8. Such a great photo of your boy and his new quilt. Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

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  9. Sweet quilt, sweet picture. So nice when the kids appreciate what you do.

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  10. Ah, my heart would melt, too. You've scored big time in his heart, too!

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  11. It turned out fabulous! And that picture brought tears to my eyes.

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  12. Such a fabulous gift and boy, does he love your surprise. Thank you for sharing this lovely moment with us =)

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  13. Ohhh my that is so cute, and I'm sure it will be treasured for a very long time.

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  14. Ohh, such an awesome reaction to a wonderful quilt! A perfect addition to a Star Wars room, for sure! 😊

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  15. Yay! This is just wonderful for your little jedi. :)

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  16. Brilliant - love the photo with your little lad! Made me smile big time.

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    1. Thanks. I can't help but smile every time I see that photo.

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  17. Awesome! It looks great! And I like how the orange pillowcase matches too. :)

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  18. Heart melting moments make it all worth it. Such a special gift. Congratulations on your finished goal. On behalf of the 2017 FAL hosts, thanks for linking up and sharing your work! Great Job.

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