Thursday, December 12, 2013

"The Force is strong with this one" Star Wars Lightsaber Pillow: TGIFF

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The Jedi Side
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The Sith Side
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If you follow me on Instagram then you might have seen this pillow in the works...  This is my nephew's Christmas present and I must pop it in the mail ASAP so that he gets it on time!  

This summer he came to visit and he saw how much I did on my sewing machine and was fascinated.  As a die hard Star Wars fan (he's a fan of the Sith especially) I knew I had to show him the cool things you can do with sewing and shared with him Kristy's Star Wars paper piecing patterns.  He immediately asked me to make him a pillow for his bed.  So what is an Aunt to do?  After melting in a puddle at the adorable-ness of a 6 year old asking you to sew him a pillow for his bed...you comply of course!  

As a fellow lover of all things SciFi I especially thought it was clever to use the Chicopee fabric which has those black circles on them reminiscent of the Death Star.  My husband, the ultimate Star Wars Geekoid, immediately pointed at them and said Death Star!  Roll eyes.  I also hemmed and hawed over using the White Starry Skies as the background for the Jedi side, as I had been saving it in my stash as a Low Volume for another project, but in the end I am thrilled to have dipped into it and think it looks fabulous!  Oh and I must mention, in case you mean to make your own Lightsaber pillow, I did use Kristy's free lightsaber pattern and increased it by 135%.

I cannot wait to see my nephew's face (via FaceTime as we are half a country away from each other, but it still counts!)...

Linking Up!!!
- rebecca lynne

11 comments:

Leanne said...

It's very cool, you are an excellent aunt.

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Fantastic! I love that it's double sided - very clever!

M-R Charbonneau said...

That pillow is awesome, Rebecca! Love it! I may just have to make something similar for my boys. Your nephew is going to lose his mind when he sees it!

Ella said...

Awesome pillow! I have a list of Star Wars and Dr. Who things that need to be made in 2014.

Canadian Abroad said...

Fantastic gift, and the background fabrics are what make it that extra bit special.

joanne said...

Amazing present! My son's would be completely in love!

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

SO clever to use the Jedi and Sith sides. Love this pillow and that ladder dot is totally death star like. Nice.

Janine said...

Great finish! He'll love it :)

Janine said...

Great finish! He'll love it :)

Janine said...

Great finish! He'll love it :)

hydeeannsews said...

yes and yes on the starry skies and chickopee! nothing is more heart-melting or flattering to us sewers than to have a cute little person request something. good job, aunty!