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