Because it was so improvisational, there was an unanticipated space (Space!), immediately to the east of
Clearly, the Galactic Rulers wanted this to be a holiday quilt. Imagine, I told myself, that SW characters are going home for the winter holidays to their wooden log cabins, where they live next to each other in the same exclusive gated community. On their planet, by sheer coincidence, seasonal festivities involve trees and multi-armed candelabras.
With an undecorated tree:
With a lit menorah:
How about losing the ship, decorating the tree, and using a smaller menorah one the lower left?
After some agonizing, I wound up with a decorated tree and a small menorah.
It became the perfect present for good friends of mine who love both Christmas and SW, and have friends of many faiths.
Meanwhile, if you are a beginning quilter, you may be wondering how to sew freeform log cabins. Start with your character. Cut him (with SW, it's usually a him) out in a rectangle or square. Surround with housing material - I used 1"- 2"strips from woodgrain scraps. Stitch the logs to all four sides (or just the two verticles, and one horizontal on top, to evoke a doorway). That's Unit I.
There are a million ways to vary the above directions, altering configurations of the house and the roofs. However you do it, the final step is to stitch the bottom edge of Unit II to the top edge of Unit I.
Another place to find ideas is at Camelot Fabrics, the manufacturer - a couple of free projects start on this page.
Hancock Fabrics is having a SW sale! (no financial affiliation with any of these places).
What's next? I predict: Star Wars-themed sewing machines, with special effects and climactic music, rising to a crescendo when you press harder on the pedal and/or use your fanciest attachments.
*As opposed to the even more furious, nasally deficient, Voldemort.
P.S. Then there's this. It's literally true:
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