Minecraft Quilt #1 – Finished!

 

Ooh man, this is a good one. My parents’ neighbor has a nine year old grandson, and she ordered a Minecraft quilt for him for Hanukkah.

Luckily for her, I happen to have a ten year old Minecraft expert on hand, and he was annoying through the entire process. Seriously, the simplest question – pick three friendly creatures and three mobs – led to the longest debate. {Chickens are spies. Apparently.}

And don’t even get me started on how long it took him to pick the sashing and cornerstones from Spoonflower. There is apparently a HUGE difference between stone and cobblestone.

Unluckily for me, my husband is off on an adventure with my good camera, so I was stuck with the Dude’s little point-and-shoot. Which has a cracked screen, so I was mostly guessing on whether the pictures came out. So ignore the spots and exposure issues.

I’m really quite happy with the sword and axe – they use 1.5″ unfinished pieces. Everything else was 2.5″. The patterns either came from Fandom in Stitches or just Googling “Minecraft skeleton face.” Since it’s an 8-bit game, most everything fits nicely into 16″ blocks.

{Also, the fact that my ten year old is playing an 8-bit game? Still weird to me. These were MY game graphics!}

The backing is Joann’s flannel, the binding is Kona Coal. Oh, and the fabric is all solids, obviously, a mix of a Kona order and scraps which may be Kona but not all Kona. Please don’t ask me the colors. There’s a LOT of colors!

Quilting is an all-over boxy stipple.

Oh so nicely labeled and not filled out! Seriously with the Spoonflower sashing and such, though. It’s not currently available, so I’m very glad I scored it! It’s the perfect touch to this. Even though it’s cobblestone.

56″ square

And to thank the Dude for all his assistance in choosing blocks and fabrics, I’m finishing up his own sixteen block version. Before Christmas. Maybe. Eek!

See also: Finish It Up Friday/Crazy Mom Quilts, Whoop Whoop/Confessions of a Fabric AddictTGIFF/Quokka Quilts, Needle & Thread Thursday/My Quilt Infatuation

3 thoughts on “Minecraft Quilt #1 – Finished!”

Christine12450miles

This is so fabulous!! You’ve totally inspired me to try it. AFTER Christmas…

Rhonda Lawton

This is a great quilt. Your helper seems very knowledgeable;-)

Jasmine Creates

Congrats on the finish! It is super cool for a Minecraft-loving boy.

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