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We're 20 weeks in! When I first started this, it seemed like this day would never come, but it went by really fast. This is the final Monday for the original 20 blocks, although I will be keeping Minecraft Mondays going for a while longer while I work on my son's quilt back, and a few extras that are in the works.
I'm going to add a few extra blocks, because my original plan was to make a pillow sham and throw pillow in addition to the quilt, and I've had a request for some letters. I actually downloaded a free Minecraft font while working out the flyers for the school literacy night a few weeks ago, so I'll be adding those in case anyone wants to put a name on the quilt back or make cushions etc. They were quick to draw up. I just need to break down the diagrams. I'll post them as soon as I get them done, so if you'd like to use them, you won't have to wait several weeks for them. My son had fun helping me draw them out. :D Each one is 10 x 12".
Other letter tutorials can also be found on the Spell it with Moda blog hop. (Thanks @laurelsstitchery for letting me know!)
Some of you have made extra blocks already to make your quilts bigger, and shared with me, so with permission I'll be sharing the tutorials for those, too. :D (Stay tuned next week for extra blocks brought to you by @wisemantammy & @little.emerz!)
But for now, let's get to Slime. :D He's a little more complicated than the previous blocks, just b/c some of his pieces are so small with odd sizes.
You'll need a lighter green, a darker green and some white.
Lighter Green: (1) 1 1/4 x 4 1/4"
(1) 2 x 2 3/4"
(1) 2 x 4 1/4"
(1) 2 3/4 x 5 3/4"
(1) 2 3/4 x 8 3/4"
(1) 3 1/2 x 5"
(1) 5 x 5 3/4"
(1) 5 3/4 x 6 1/2"
Darker Green: (2) 1 1/4 x 1 1/4"
(2) 1 1/4 x 2"
(2) 1 1/4 x 2 3/4"
(2) 2 x 2 3/4"
(2) 2 x 4 1/4"
(1) 2 3/4 x 2 3/4"
White: (2) 1 1/4 x 1 1/4"
(2) 1 1/4 x 2"
Prep: Assemble two eye units according to the following diagram.
Assembly: Using the eye units that you pieced above, assemble in order of the numbered arrows first, and then according to the large gray arrows.
If you're interested in winning free quilting for your Minecraft quilt by my friend Lisa from Upstairs Birdie Longarm Quilting, just leave a comment here on this post. I will pick a winner in three weeks, so people have time to enter if they're not quite up to this post yet. Make sure you leave your email address in the comment. If I can't contact you to tell you that you won, then I have to pick a new winner! :/
For those who don't win, Lisa is also offering 30% off for all of our sew along friends who leave a comment on this post! :D Message me for info, or you can check out her website by clicking here, or find her on Instagram at @lisalisaandthequiltjam. Her machine also has its own Instagram @upstairsbirdie.
Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for making this so much fun!! :D
Here's a peek at the Ender Dragon my son drew for the back of his quilt. He copied it from his t-shirt that I copied a lot of the characters from. I don't quite have it worked out yet how big it's going to be etc. Yep. I have my work cut out for me! This will be the first time I've ever put something pieced on a quilt back.
If you're ready to sash your quilt after this week, all of the sashing info is on the sew along page. Just click the button in the right side bar.
Sorry if I've overwhelmed you with info. Don't forget to leave a comment to enter the machine quilting giveaway and be eligible for the discount! All you have to do to qualify is leave a comment here and to be sewing along, you don't need to have your quilt top finished by a certain time or anything. :D
Thanks, friends! Have a great week!
*CLICK HERE for downloadable PDF*
Free quilting sounds amazing! I have never sent out any of my quilts to a long-arm quilter, but have been really tempted a couple times. 😃 Maybe one of these days I'll be able to afford my own long-arm! We have really enjoyed this quilt along. The kids love seeing the new blocks every Monday! I'm excited to see the extra patterns, and try those as well. 😊 Maybe for pillows or mini-quilts. My email is mamamel78 at hotmail dot com.
I love the idea of the Dragon being the pieced back. I am making 2 for my grandsons and that's the one character they wanted on it that I didn't have a pattern for!! Also, Is there anyway to share ideas on how to long arm this for those who don't win the contest or have a long arm? This has been great! Thank you so much!!
New blocks coming?! To assemble or not assemble that is the question. Perhaps the front will get rearranged for new blocks. So glad I bought extra sashing fabric. Can't wait to see what else you've designed. It's been fun so far...nice easy blocks and the grandsons will love the quilt. Thank you!
This has been so much fun. My eight year old grandson and I are making it together. I cut out the fabric and he sews and irons. And he also unsews if it is his problem!! We started early in March and are all caught up. I'm not sure I want him to see the dragon.
I would love to have it quilted. email@example.com
I don't know what I'm going to do with myself on Mondays now! This is my first ever quilt and I have loved every moment of it. I'm pretty nervous about quilting it as I've never attempted anything even close, so winning a free one would be kind of awesome :D
If you're interested, I've worked out a preliminary pattern for the Ender Dragon. My daughter saw the picture and demanded I make it for the back of her quilt. :D I graphed it out in my cross stitch design program. Let me know if you would like a copy. :) I figure if each square is 1" or so finished, then it will fit on the back of the quilt with no problem. It came out 66 squares by 23 squares, so I'll orient it vertically when I sandwich the quilt. I still need to figure out the best way to piece it, but at least the bones are done. :)
Your instructions for the Minecraft blocks are fabulous. I have two (yes that is really two) tops done. Started on each name that I will put on the back, once all the letters show up. This was a really fun one to do. Can't thank you enough for your patterns and instructions!