Approved by #5, The Futurama Quilt: Big Back Reveal!

Approved by #5, The Futurama Quilt: Big Back Reveal!

So. I spent the weekend at Nevermore watching some excellent zombie films and somehow I managed to catch the plague! I’ve been sick sick sick since Sunday and have finally joined the living again today. I decided I needed a little pick me up and I just can’t stand not showing you this quilt back another minute. Serendipity! Without further ado…..

FuturamaQuiltBackFinal (3)TA-DA! The fabric I used for the sashing is “Space Galaxy” from Timeless Treasures. I spotted it on a website where it was sold out and went on a mission! I swear, it was sold out everywhere except for a yard here and there on Etsy. I finally found 4.5 yards at equilter.com and was so grateful when it actually shipped! It looks it is readily available now, if you want it get some while it lasts!

Remember when I mentioned the blue fabric washed with Hypnotaod? This is it!

To show you the scale of this quilt, I took a few pictures with a real life human, me!

FuturamaQuiltBackFinal (4)And here’s that crazy Luigi, always finding his way into my pictures!

FuturamaQuiltBackFinal-(5)LoL! He’s so crazy!

I’ve told you tons about the process of making this quilt! You can do it! Check out the index of all posts to get started. Even with all that info, there’s still a to say about this quilt. I can show you how I made the logo, created the curve, and the cutting diagram for the galaxy fabric. Tell me, do you want to know or have you had enough Futurama for a bit?

I really do love this quilt! I hope to get started on the front in a few weeks. The fabric is here and just needs a little washing and cutting. In the meantime, I have a whole new quilt to show you, a big report from the Vintage View Quilt show, preparations for Sew South, some Creative Paperclay Modeling Material Projects, a fun block with templates, a new quilt-a-long, and an update on Bowser. Be sure to add me to you feed readers, follow me on Facebook/Google+, or Join the Horde and get the newsletter (sign up in the sidebar)!

Well? Do you love it as much as me??

Linking up with all these wonder party hosts!
Sew Cute Tuesday
Needle and Thread Thursday
Really Random Thursday
Finish it up Friday
TGIFF

75 Comments

  1. Omg! I would love to see this in person. My daughter is the BIGGEST Futurama fan. I wish I was this crafty. Want to make her a surprise Futurama room.

    Reply
    • Let’s see… I don’t know exactly but I can guess! The first two panels took about six hours each, the next two about four hours each, and the two averaged 8 between them. The banner took about four hours and the sashing about 2. Thats… 34 hours. I swear, I spent about as much time planning it as doing it! So maybe 42 – 45 hours? I think the front will take about 10 and the quilting another 10 or 12.

      This one really does go by fast though. I think it is because every panel is like a mini-finish! :)

      Reply
  2. Oh that is great and HUGE! Love the background fabric you went with. The whole thing is just so cool :-)

    Reply
    • Aw! Thanks Vera! It IS huge! I don’t know what my obsession is with working SO BIG. I’m going to learn how to work smaller one of these days. :)

      Reply
  3. This is SO amazing, Susan! I have just loved seeing the process of each block. I still can’t believe it’s going to be the back! I can’t wait to see what you come up with for the front of the quilt.

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

    Reply
    • Thanks Kelly! I appreciate you saying so! I’m washing away for the front side. I swear – it is SO much fabric!!

      Reply
    • Luigi loves to be in the middle of everything! He’s so hairy and sheds so much it is really frustrating sometimes! I have lint rollers all over the house and tell people a few Luigi hairs in my quilts are my “artist’s key”. Love him too much not to make the best of it. :)

      Reply
  4. Love it Susan! What a stellar:) finish!!! I seriously love how you bring these projects to life. I don’t even know anything about this show, but love this quilt. Amazing.

    Reply
    • heh, Almost everything I know about the show I learned while making the quilt! I still dig it too. This artwork is right in my wheelhouse and it was fun to make. Wins in all directions! Thanks so much for your kind words and support!

      Reply

What say you?