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Knitette 07-11-2014 03:14 AM

Minecraft Quilt - finally finished!
 
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Some of you might look at this and think, "What on earth is that?" I know I would have a few months ago!

Minecraft, for the uninitiated, is computer game - a bit like 3D Lego that my DGS loves. DD thought I could make a quilt as it's "all squares" (non quilter, lol).

Not so easy - as you will see on my previous post here and SlightyOffQuilter responded to my plea by creating a pattern on her EQ7.

It was a challenge, I can tell you, particularly the two that have 256 1" squares............ You should be able to spot the blocks I made first as the points become more 'off', the longer I did it and the more I lost the will to live, lol.

Anyway - here it is. Thanks for looking!

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KwiltyKahy 07-11-2014 03:24 AM

Outstanding. He will love it. And the border fabric is perfect.

twinkie 07-11-2014 03:28 AM

WOW that is very interesting. Love it.

toverly 07-11-2014 03:37 AM

How Awesome is that! I have a Minecraft addict in my home and he has wanted me to do one for him. You have set the bar high. I love the border fabric and how it looks pixilated. Do you know what it is? I'd love to use it also.

toverly 07-11-2014 03:42 AM

SlightlyOffQuilter, You are the best also! Thank you so much for working up the pattern on EQ7. I did a search and found it. I know it's a copyrighted game but wish you could sell your pattern, your version is perfect.

Lissa 07-11-2014 03:53 AM

Awsome!/lissa

Knitette 07-11-2014 04:11 AM


Originally Posted by toverly (Post 6795584)
How Awesome is that! I have a Minecraft addict in my home and he has wanted me to do one for him. You have set the bar high. I love the border fabric and how it looks pixilated. Do you know what it is? I'd love to use it also.

Thank you! I actually bought this from y'all - eBay US, lol! It's by Makower UK (go figure) and the selvage says '3202 Metroplolis small squares'. I've got just over a yard left if you get stuck. Don't think it's a recent print.

joyful1 07-11-2014 04:11 AM

What a great finish! Bet your DGS loves it!

lfstamper 07-11-2014 04:17 AM

What a keepsake and a great story as i read this thread.

Billi 07-11-2014 04:26 AM

What a sweet thing to do for your grandson. It came out perfect :-)

QuiltnNan 07-11-2014 04:27 AM

nicely done

gabeway 07-11-2014 04:46 AM

You did an amazing job on this!

PurplePassion 07-11-2014 05:16 AM

I just showed my GS and he said "Oh I like that !!" and he knew exactly what it was. I hope he doesn't think I should make him one.

SlightlyOffQuilter 07-11-2014 05:52 AM

OMG YAY ! I am sooo thrilled to see it all finished ! You did an outstanding job ! I am so glad that I was able to help you with the design, but you took a very simple picture only layout and made it shine ! Very awesome !

katier825 07-11-2014 07:38 AM

That looks great! Today I am making a Minecraft cake for my grandson (his request). All I can say is...I think I should stick to quilting! LOL

ruthrings 07-11-2014 08:06 AM

You should name this quilt, "What I did for love!" My dgs would love it too, but . . . geesh

Homespun 07-11-2014 08:41 AM

Love it, hope my grandchildren don't see this!!!

sewbeadit 07-11-2014 11:05 AM

Oh my gosh, it came out wonderful! Love it. Thanks for the photo.

Judith1005 07-11-2014 11:11 AM

This is wonderful. I really like the colors used! Love the border fabric also.

indigofab 07-11-2014 12:59 PM

That's quite an impressive sword you made there. Nice work. Your DGS is going to LOVE it.

Robin57 07-11-2014 01:27 PM

He will love it..what a great job you did!

QUILTNMO 07-11-2014 02:47 PM

very cute!!!!

Diane R 07-11-2014 04:56 PM

Oh my gosh my son would love this! He is a mine craft addict spending every free minute on the computer. This quilt is fantastic! What a special gift

jenOSU 07-11-2014 05:15 PM

I cannot show my boys this or I will be pestered until I make them each one!

PenniF 07-11-2014 09:17 PM

Still don't have a clue what Minecraft is ... all grand-daughters here --- but that is a great quilt !!!!

Craftygirl 07-12-2014 02:37 AM

That is wonderful. Both my little Grandsons just love minecraft. They play it all the time. Even my daughter (their Mum) gets into it with them. They would both love this quilt.

solstice3 07-12-2014 04:23 AM

You did a great job

Geri B 07-12-2014 05:19 AM

Don't know what the " game" is ....in my mind these computer games are much like computerized slot machine you see adult addicted too...can't beat a computer!

But your quilt is outstanding...a true study in patience and determination and all those other character building adjectives.....just give me some HSTs to do!

#1piecemaker 07-12-2014 05:44 AM

I think it turned out great!! You did a super job!

EmiliasNana 07-12-2014 06:32 AM

Aren't the members of this board wonderful? It seems someone is always willing to go the extra mile to help. Great job "SlightyOffQuilter" for helping a quilting friend in need. The quilt came out great.............what we don't do for those grand kids!

tessagin 07-12-2014 06:39 AM

He's going to love it. I didn't see anything slightly off.

Robbi5 07-12-2014 07:02 AM

Impressive! I have a mine craft guy in our house as well. The border fabric is perfect for it!

Lady Jane 07-12-2014 07:53 AM

Wow you did a great job !

debcavan 07-12-2014 09:20 AM

Very cool.

WisWis 07-12-2014 10:39 AM

I love it. Very cute.

Carol in WI 07-12-2014 03:28 PM

Knitette, I'm so glad that you posted this picture of your quilt. I am in the process of gathering fabrics for my Mindcraft quilt for my DGS. Your's is wonderful - you did a fantastic job. I wonder if it would work to use the Watercolor Fusible Grid to sew the squares. I don't want to lose my mind or life as you suggested could be a result:). Sewing squares together really isn't as easy as it looks to get all those seams perfect. I believe that the fusible grid only comes in size 2 inches (or smaller), so my blocks would end up being only 12 inches vs. 16 inches. If anyone has experience with that product, I'd be interested in hearing their review.

joyce888 07-12-2014 04:45 PM

Cool quilt! I'm sure your DGS will love it.

Knitette 07-13-2014 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Carol in WI (Post 6797961)
Knitette, I'm so glad that you posted this picture of your quilt. I wonder if it would work to use the Watercolor Fusible Grid to sew the squares. Sewing squares together really isn't as easy as it looks to get all those seams perfect.

Tell me about it, lol! I've no idea if the fusible would work - perhaps someone else can help. The key, I would say, is organisation. As you can see from the photos below, I firstly sorted on my design wall, took them off in order and numbered the piles to be sewn with beads from a craft store.

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Place a pin in the left hand block so you know the order.

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Numbered piles ready to go

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Ready to sew together.

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I did the small squares vertically - half at a time!

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If you need help, let me know. Good luck!

Carol in WI 07-13-2014 03:44 AM

Thank you again! Your tips are very helpful; I did more research and found a thread about the fusible grid here on this site ~ it doesn't seem to be as easy as I would have expected. I'll definitely follow your lead and advice. I'm really impressed with how well you matched those seams!
Carol

mjhaess 07-13-2014 06:26 AM

Great job...It will be loved I am sure..


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