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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

I have a Quilty Question....

...and a giveaway!


Hi! I'm Kelli. *hand waving*

Welcome to my stop on the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks blog hop! My block is on page 47 and is called Quilty Question. For obvious reasons. ;)




It all started a few years ago when I wanted to make my nephew a punctuation quilt, (I have this thing for punctuation) so I started trying to figure out which punctuation marks to include.



I had no idea that in the future, a few of them would be revamped and appear in Quiltmaker! 


The first to appear was "And Sew On", and the second one to appear was "You've Got Mail". :) And now there's a third in the mix in the form of a Quilty Question. I even had the perfect fabric (called Writer's Block by IOTA/Robert Kauffman) for it, which I've had for a few years because it didn't make the final cut to be in the Jack Attack quilt I made as part of Lily's Quilts Union Jack quilt along. 


I like it as a question mark. :)


If this is your first time here, I hope you'll have a look around, and come back and visit anytime! If you've been here before,welcome back! As always, no Quiltmaker blog hop post is complete without giveaway, so if you'll leave me a comment that includes your email address and the answer to the following quilty question, I'll pick TWO winners on Thanksgiving Day. :) One will receive a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks vol. 14, and one will receive a copy of this 100 blocks issue PLUS a $25 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop.



Here's the question: How many quilts do you have in your house right now? (estimate is fine) ;)

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit all of the other stops along the hop!

xoxo

P.S. Check out the Minecraft Mondays button up there in the left sidebar if you're looking for a Christmas quilt for any young Minecraft fans in your life. :) It will take you to the sew along page where you'll find lots of free tutorials for all of the blocks. They are beginner friendly and super quick and easy to stitch up.  
Monday, August 29, 2016

Minecraft Monday #33: The Final Countdown

It's been such a fun year so far, but as with all good things, Minecraft Mondays is coming to an end! It's Week 33, and this week will be the final three extra block tutorials. But my son says there are millions of things you could make blocks from in Minecraft, and has suggested that if we randomly come up with another one in the future, we can just call it the "Minecraft Minute". And make it a one time thing, or random single block feature. He's got a good creative head on his shoulders, that one. ;)

Thank you so very much to all of you for following and sewing along on this epic 10th birthday quilt journey! :D And to the Mini Mr. for helping to come up with so many extra blocks for you. At first I was sad that he found out his surprise, but it ended up being a blessing in disguise, as I got to share the process with him and watch him get excited about picking out colors and designing additional blocks! And thanks to @little.emerz and @wisemantammy for sharing some of their extras as well! I can't wait to start setting this quilt together, and putting together a great big show and tell soon with all of your quilts I've seen over on IG. :D

The final extra blocks are the Bat, Herobrine, and Zombie (not to be confused with Zombie Villager, this is just the plain Zombie..?..)





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First up is the Bat. For the bat, you'll need three shades of brown, some background, and a couple of patches of black and white.



Cutting:

Dark Brown: (1) 2 x 4"
            (1) 2 x 10"

Medium Brown: (1) 2 x 10"
              (2) 2 x 9 1/2"
              (2) 2 x 6 1/2"
              (6) 2 x 3 1/2"

Light Brown/Tan: (1) 2 x 4"

Black: (1) 2 x 4"
       (1) 2 x 3 1/2"

White: (1) 2 x 4"

Background: (In the diagram, background is also shown as black, but I used purple in my block.)
            (2) 2 x 6 1/2"
            (1) 3 1/2 x 3 1/2"

Prep:

a) Stitch 2 x 4" rectangles of dark brown and light brown together, then cut into (2) 2 x 3 1/2" units as shown below. Set aside.




b) Stitch 2 x 10" strips of dark brown and medium brown together, then cut into (5) 2 x 3 1/2" units as shown below. Set aside.





c) Stitch 2 x 4" rectangles of black and white together, then cut into (2) 2 x 3 1/2" units as shown below. Set aside.




Assembly:  Assemble according to the small grey arrows first, then assemble in order of the numbered arrows.



And then you will have a BAT! 



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Next is Herobrine. Which looks just like Steve but with white eyes and a nose that's the same color as his mouth. So let me just refer you over to the Steve block which was week #1, way back in January! You can get there by clicking right HERE, or by finding him over on the Sew Along page. Just remember to change that eye and nose color, and you'll have Herobrine!



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And lastly.. :/ ...(bittersweet) is Zombie.




For the Zombie you'll need two shades of green and a small bit of black.

Cutting:

Darker Green: (1) 2 x 14"
              (1) 2 x 10 1/2"

Lighter Green: (1) 2 x 14"
               (1) 2 x 10 1/2"
               (1) 2 x 9 1/2"
               (1) 2 x 4"
               (2) 2 x 3 1/2"
               (2) 3 1/2 x 3 1/2"
               (1) 5 x 6 1/2"

Black: (1) 3 1/2 x 4"
       (1) 2 x 3 1/2"


Prep:

a) Stitch 2 x 14" strips of darker green and lighter green together, then cut into (7) 2 x 3 1/2" units as shown below.  Set aside.





b) Stitch 2 x 10 1/2" strips of darker green and lighter green together, then cut into (3) 3 1/2 x 3 1/2" units as shown below. Set aside.





c) Stitch 2 x 4" rectangle of lighter green and 3 1/2 x 4" rectangle of black together, then cut into (2) 2 x 5" units as shown below. Set aside.




Assembly: Assemble according to the small grey arrows first, then assemble according to the numbered arrows.



And you will have a regular old Zombie! :D



It's Sunday evening as I'm typing this, and I still don't have the heart block from last week stitched, and haven't stitched these three myself, yet, but I'm hoping to get all caught up this week! Last week was the first full week of 'back to school', and we had some other appointments during the week as well, so hardly any sewing went on last week.

Fingers crossed for more sewing this week!

Thanks a million, again, from the bottom of my heart!  This has been so much fun!!  Can't wait to see more finished quilts!

xoxoxo

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Minecraft Quilt Extra Blocks: Iron Golem & Heart

Happy Minecraft Monday #32! I can't believe it's been over 6 months. The sew along page has over 11,600 views. Wow! I never would have imagined how fun this would be.

This week, the extra blocks are Iron Golem and a heart! :) I'm kind of loving the heart.



First up is the Iron Golem..



For him, you'll need a creamish color, light brown, two shades of grey, black and red.

Cutting:

Cream: (1) 3 1/2 x 12 1/2"
       (2) 3 1/2 x 5"
       (2) 2 x 5"
       (1) 2 x 3 1/2"

Light Brown: (1) 2 x 12 1/2"
             (2) 2 x 3 1/2"

Light Grey: (1) 3 1/2 x 3 1/2"
            (1) 2 x 2"

Dark Grey: (1) 2 x 3 1/2"
           (1) 2 x 2"

Black: (2) 2 x 3 1/2"
       (2) 2 x 2"

Red: (2) 2 x 2"


Assembly: Assemble the numbered sections first, then assemble per the large grey arrows.



And you should have an Iron Golem! We just got back from vacation at my parents' house and then school started, so I haven't gotten my blocks sewn up yet.  But he should look like this:



I'll edit my post and add them in when I get a chance to piece them.
Let me know if there are any discrepancies in the diagram/directions!

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Next up is the heart.



For the heart you'll need a background color, red, black and a couple of patches of white.

Cutting:

Background: (2) 2 x 12 1/2"
            (2) 3 1/2 x 3 1/2"
            (2) 2 1/2 x 2 1/2"
            (1) 2 1/2 x 6"
            (1) 1 1/2 x 15 1/2"

Red: (1) 4 1/2 x 4 1/2"
     (1) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"
     (2) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2"
     (1) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2"
     (2) 1 1/2 x 1 1/2"
     (1) 1 1/2 x 7 1/2"

Black: (1) 1 1/2 x 6"
       (1) 1 1/2 x 15 1/2"
       (1) 1 1/2 x 7 1/2"

White: (2) 1 1/2 x 1 1/2"


Prep:

a) Stitch 1 1/2 x 6" strip of black and 2 1/2 x 6" strip of background together, and then cut into (4) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" units as shown below.  Set aside.




b) Stitch 1 1/2 x 15 1/2" strips of black and background together and cut into (4) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" units; (2) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" units; & (1) 2 1/2 x 2 1/2" unit. Set aside.




c) Stitch 1 1/2 x 7 1/2" strips of red and black together and then cut into (3) 2 1/2 x 2 1/2" units. Set aside.





Assembly: Assemble according to the small grey arrows first, then assemble in order of the numbered arrows.




And then you will have a heart! :D



I'll try to piece these asap and edit the pictures into this post.
Thanks for visiting! I've been seeing lots of finished quilts over on Instagram.  I need to do another show & tell post soon!!

Being gone to my parents for two weeks left me lots to catch up on but we had so much fun!  I'm going to post about it soon.  I found the coolest thing to giveaway, so there will be a giveaway soon, as soon as I get caught up with everything! :D

Thanks for coming by today!

xoxo

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Minecraft Quilt Bonus Blocks: TNT & Grass Cubes

It's week 31 of Minecraft Mondays.. only two more to go after this!

This week's bonus blocks are the TNT & Grass cubes. It was fun to do some non-characters for a change.



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First up is the TNT block. 



The measurements on this were a little tricky at first, trying to make the letters look right, but keeping it in a 12" block. But it worked out in the end, and it's really not too complicated!

For TNT, you'll need two shades of red, some white and a bit of black.

Cutting:

Darker Red: (8) 2 x 4 1/4"

Lighter Red: (8) 2 x 4 1/4"

White: (2) 2 x 5"
       (1) 1 1/4 x 5"
       (3) 1 1/4 x 9 1/2"
       (1) 1 1/4 x 12"

Black: (1) 1 1/4 x 9 1/2"
       (1) 1 1/4 x 12"


Prep:

a) Stitch 1 1/4 x 12" strips of black and white together, then cut into (2) 2 x 2 3/4" rectangles, (2) 2 x 2" squares and (2) 1 1/4 x 2" rectangles as shown below. Set aside.




b) Stitch (2) 1 1/4 x 9 1/2" strips of white and (1) 1 1/4 x 9 1/2" strips of black together as shown below, then cut into (2) 2 3/4 x 2 3/4" squares, and (2) 2 x 2 3/4" rectangles. Set aside.




c) Using 2 x 4 1/4" rectangles of light and dark red, stitch together (8) of the following units.




Assembly: Stitch together the pieces indicated by the gray arrows first, then stitch block together according to the numbered arrows.




And it's a TNT block! My two reds could've had more contrast, but we're trying to just use what we have, so my son picked out the small swiss dots for the 2nd red.




This is the one my son asked to be made into a cushion, a CUBE cushion. Which means I'll need 4 of these, and a top and a bottom. Which is a whole other block. But for now I'm just doing one. ;) Let's hope the cube cushion turns out for his birthday! 

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Next up is the Grass block. 



For the Grass, you'll need two shades of green and two shades of brown. (or more if you want, and have scraps--these are good for scraps!)

Cutting:

Dark Green: (1) 2 x 2"
            (1) 2 x 3 1/2"
            (1) 3 1/2 x 8"

Light Green: (3) 2 x 2"
             (1) 2 x 8"
             (1) 2 x 6"

Dark Brown: (2) 2 x 2"
            (1) 2 x 3 1/2"
            (1) 2 x 5"
            (1) 2 x 6"
            (1) 3 1/2 x 6"
            (1) 3 1/2 x 3 1/2"
            (1) 2 x 17 1/2"

Light Brown: (1) 2 x 6"
             (1) 2 x 17 1/2"


Prep:

a) Stitch 3 1/2 x 8" rectangle of dark green and 2 x 8" rectangle of light green together, then cut into (4) 2 x 5" units as shown below. Set aside.



b) Stitch 3 1/2 x 6" rectangle of dark brown and 2 x 6" rectangle of light green together, then cut into (3) 2 x 5" units as shown below. Set aside.



c) Stitch 2 x 17 1/2" strips of light brown and dark brown together, then cut into (5) 3 1/2 x 3 1/2" squares as shown below. Set aside.





d) Stitch 2 x 6" strips of light and dark brown together, then cut into (3) 2 x 3 1/2" units as shown below. Set aside.





Assembly: Assemble pieces indicated by small gray arrows first, then assemble in order of the numbered arrows.





Grass! :D




Thanks for popping in, there are only two weeks left of extra blocks. This has been so much fun!

See you next week!

xoxxoxo

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