Like many boys his age my son LOVES Star Wars Legos. Especially the minifigs. So when I decided to make him a new quilt for his bed I knew it had to have the Lego Star Wars guys on it.
To make this I printed out a drawing of a lego minifig on the printer. A link to this picture is here: http://www.starwars.com/kids/activity/draw/f20060830/img/3.jpg
After printing the pictures in the size needed I sketched thier basic clothing and hair on the print outs and labeled each area with the corresponding color.
Now that I had a pattern all I needed was fabric. Of course that was the fun part! In the end I purchased over 20 fat quarters in varying colors. As well as the red border fabric, and the lego looking block fabric.
With the patterns and fabrics ready I used a basic hand applique technique to create the individual character block. Since I had only taken one applique class and completed one project prior to this my technique wasn't perfect. But I doubt my kid even notices.
Once the quilt top was completed my great friend Pam helped me use her long arm quilting machine to complete the star patterned quilting.