My name is Collette and I am a quilter from Scotland. I have been a patchworker and quilter for over a decade and love to share what I have been making here.

Are you a Star Wars fan?

If so then I recommend you head over to Quirky Granola Girl's blog for her awesome pattern for an English Paper Pieced Death Star.  Yes, you heard that right, a Patchwork Deathstar!!

I found out about this through the wonders of Instagram ( you can follow me @poppypoochie).  My boy ( like so many) adores all the Star Wars films and was super excited when I suggested I make him one. 

He is now the proud owner of his very own Patchwork DeathStar cushion!

I quilted the cover using my favourite grey (2605) Aurifil 50wt thread.  It is a great shade of grey and has lasted me for ages!  I think the colour works very well with grey background fabric.  This is a Painter's Canvas by Laura Gunn in Slate. 

Now my Emma has put in an order, but not for a DeathStar.  She wants a butterfly!

Collette x


  1. The whole Star Wars thing has always passed me by but this is brilliant and I do understand why your son was keen for you to make it! Looking forward to seeing a butterfly!

  2. I think I would rather have a butterfly although every time I see your death start I start singing the music they play during the film in my head lol

  3. It's amazing, that background fabric is just perfect. EPP butterfly or I've seen a few paper pieced ones.


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