I hope you enjoyed seeing me goof up last week! It was certainly an epic seam ripper moment 🙂
This week we bring it all together into a quilt top!
If you’re doing only BB-8, this is where you get to build out the background to the size that makes you happy. I would recommend adding more fabric log cabin style, putting it on two opposite sides first, then finishing on the remaining two sides.
If you made both Rey & BB-8, then follow along here. Grab your tea and chocolate*, and begin by laying out the sections on your design wall:
Cut the background sections listed on page 13, and add them to the layout. Pay attention to the placement of E and F, and J and H:
Start by sewing A to the top of the staff:
Then B to the top of Rey’s head:
The assemble the staff, head and top of the quilt using C and D:
Next, put the sides, then top around BB-8:
Now on to Rey! Sew her torso and legs together, then add the arms on either side. These seams are long, so pin the ends and centers (see Week 4 for the long strips tutorial).
Sew Rey’s body to the BB-8 section, pinning center and ends:
Add H to the bottom of Rey’s body/BB-8, and then J to the left side:
Attach the head section to the body/BB-8 section to finish the top! Give it a good press and admire your work!
Please post your progress on social media with these hashtags: #reyandbb8QAL, #reyandbb8quilt, #thedroidisnotforsaleQAL, #thedroidisnotforsalequilt.
Next week’s post will cover some quilting suggestions, and to how to make binding.
As for basting the quilt, I made this short video on how I spray baste quilts over a table. I hope you find it helpful!
This week’s chocolate is The Most Awesome Chocolate Bar Ever, according to its label! It’s made by Lillie Belle Farms in southern Oregon. A lovely praline filling, with a delicate crunch of wafers. Perhaps not the most awesome, but I would certainly buy another!