Minecraft Block Complete Finally!

>> Friday, December 4, 2015

diagram of minecraft block color placement


The birthday party was cancelled.
I found this out at about this point in my process. 
I kept going. Kind of.

My diagram is confusing but useful - it shows where the axe is to be and the orange squares are actually turquoise in fabric - but adding more blue to the diagram was going to confuse me.


four patches for minecraft diamond axe block


The original block pattern I found was made up of 256 - 1 1/2 inch squares. No way was I doing that! Plus it used stabilizer to keep the pieces positioned while sewing into rows - which needed to be rinsed away.

Uh uh. There had to be another way! Hence the reason for my diagram and figuring out where I could make rectangles instead of squares. 

I really wanted to go easy and make all of the green squares just green, but my son vetoed that saying I had to have another colour in the background.

{I was also originally going to do white and make much larger rectangles - like 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 in some places - to fill in the background and just quilt in the pixellation. Vetoed here too.}

So I the project sat for several days until I decided I had to get it off of the design wall so I could quilt quilts. I didn't want all of the tiny pieces falling off when bumped and I didn't want to scrap it.  I realized I could still use it as a Christmas present! Motivation re-engaged :)



Sewing rows together two at a time

It actually went together pretty quickly. I sewed patches together for two rows at a time and then as I worked on the next pair of rows I started to sew rows together.
It was at this point that the block actually started to look *good* or at least recognizable.


minecraft diamond axe block done


The block is finally complete. That was probably the most sewing I've done to make one 16 inch block!!
Now to turn it into something to gift. 
I will quilt it at the 1 inch interval to emphasize the pixels and maybe turn it into a pillow front. 
I have a few more days to think about it, right?

Do you have any projects that are taking a long time to finish right now? How do you find motivation?


With Joy,


Sarah V

1 comments:

Shirley in Canada December 5, 2015 at 10:42 AM  

16"??? WOW! I was looking for a whole quilt! Hoping to get some sewing in tomorrow!

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