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Minecraft Mondays Sew Along

Hi Mining Friends!

Welcome to the Minecraft Sew Along, aka Minecraft Mondays, where we are making this quilt, one block each Monday for 20 weeks.


Jan. 18-May 30, 2016




Here on this page, you'll find the link to each week's tutorial and sashing instructions. Many thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for asking me to hand pick this exclusive Minecraft Sew Along fat quarter bundle of Bella Solids to go along with this quilt. I'm thinking it should be enough to complete all of the original 20 blocks. :) 



 

Edit*** The bundle is no longer available so I have made up a list of all of the fabrics in the photo above, for those of you who would like to know the exact fabrics in the bundle.  You can download a PDF of the list by CLICKING HERE. I encourage you to visit your LQS. :) Also you don't have to stick to solids.. I've seen blocks made using prints and even batiks and civil war prints! And they all look amazing. 

I have also had questions about how much fabric is needed for the backing. I have found a good online calculator tool that you can get to by CLICKING HERE. Just enter the finished size of your quilt top and you can get backing and even binding yardage if you click on the "calculators" tab at the top of the page. I hope this info is helpful.

For the sashing and quilt as shown below, you will need about 4 yards of black. For my quilt, I'm making the sashing 5" so that the quilt will be twin size. You'll need to cut or piece the following: (15) 5 1/2 x 12 1/2" rectangles, (6) 5 1/2 x 63 1/2" & (2) 5 1/2 x 90 1/2". The finished quilt with 20 blocks and 5" sashing will be twin size at 73 x 90".




Now, onto the blocks. If you're new here, double welcome! :) Following is a list of the week and tutorial for each block that's included in the quilt. Just click on the name of the character to be taken to that week's post and tutorial. The blocks are simple and beginner friendly, as long as you're familiar with a rotary cutter and scant quarter inch seam. A great tutorial for the scant quarter inch seam can be found here. Each character block will be 12 1/2" square when stitched together. Finished block size once quilt top is pieced will be 12". 

*note* Several extra blocks (along with a giant Ender Dragon, and Minecraft alphabet blocks) were added at the end of the original sew along so you might want to scroll all the way down, and swap out a few for different blocks, or make a larger quilt using some of the extras. All up to you! Have fun!! :D You might also be able to get a few extras out of the FQ bundle, but may need other colors and more fabric depending on which/how many extras you do. The bundle is only intended for the original 20 blocks.


Introductory Post Here

Week 1: Steve (Monday, January 18th)


Week 2: Creeper (Monday, January 25th)



Week 3: Skeleton (Monday, February 1st)



Week 4: Alex (Monday, February 8th)


Week 5: Cow (Monday, February 15th)


Week 6: Pig (Monday, February 22nd)



Week 7: Villager (Monday, February 29th)


Week 8: Wolf (Monday, Monday, March 7th)


Week 9: Ocelot (Monday, March 14th)


Week 10: Enderman (Monday, March 21st)


Week 11: Squid (Monday, March 28th)


Week 12: Witch (Monday, April 4th)



Week 13: Zombie Pigman (Monday, April 11th)


Week 14: Mooshroom (Monday, April 18th)


Week 15: Snow Golem (Monday, April 25th)


Week 16: Gold Steve (Monday, May 2nd)


Week 17: Zombie Villager (Monday, May 9th)


Week 18: Blaze (Monday, May 16th)


Week 19: Rabbit (Monday, May 23rd)


Week 20: Slime (Monday, May 30th)





EXTRA BONUS BLOCKS:

Week 21: Chicken (Monday, June 6th)



         (Monday, June 13th)


         (Monday, June 20th)




         & Polar Bear
         (Monday, June 27th)

 


Week 25: Sword & Shulker (Monday, July 4th)



         (Monday, July 11th)





         (Monday, July 18th)



         (Monday, July 25th)



         (Monday, August 1st)



         (Monday, August 8th)



         (Monday, August 15th)



         (Monday, August 22nd)



         (Monday, August 29th)






MY QUILT BACK: Giant Ender Dragon






Tail Section: June 7, 2016



Mid Section: June 8, 2016



Head Section: June 15, 2016




*edit*Near the end of the sew along, I had a request for some letters, so I looked up a free Minecraft font, and with my son serving as quality control, I drew up these blocks.


MINECRAFT LETTER BLOCKS:

Click on the letters next to the post date below and it will take you to the post containing the tutorials for those letters.

Each individual letter block will be 10 1/2 x 12 1/2" when stitched together.  Finished size once in quilt top will be 10 x 12".


ABC: Tuesday, May 31st



DEF: Saturday, June 4th



GHI: Tuesday, June 7th



JKL: Saturday, June 11th



MNO: Tuesday, June 14th



PQR: Thursday, June 16th



STU: Friday, June 17th



VWX: Saturday, June 18th



YZ: Sunday, June 19th





Thanks for joining in!

This is my son's finished quilt and sham. It ended up being much bigger than originally planned since he wanted to include ALL of the blocks, the big Enderdragon, AND his name. ;) Many of them spilled onto the back of the quilt. :) CLICK HERE to read about the finished quilt, and see others' quilts/blocks. 





If you're sewing along, I'd love to see and share your blocks! Please share if you'd like, by tagging me on Instagram (@rnkelli) or on Twitter (@rnkelli). We've been using the hashtags #minecraftmondays and #minecraftquilt. If you are not on either of those, you could always email pics to me at RNKelli@aol.com

Happy Sewing!



24 comments...:

margaret said...

would you consider offering another block the week you offer zombie pigman? my boys are under 6 and i don't know if they would like that block.

Kelli said...

I was thinking of doing three additional blocks at the end Margaret to make my son a sham and cushion. The chicken, ghast and TNT.

bree said...

Hi Kelli!

Someone has asked me to make this quilt for a fundraising auction but it's on May 14! Is there any way to see the rest of the blocks sooner?
I hate to ask but it's just such a cool quilt and it would be great if I could donate it.
Thanks, Bree

Can't wait to get started, only thing is I may need to make 3....what's another wip.or 3... I'm sure it's somewhere but just wondering how much black do I need for the sashing and boarded?

Helena said...

Good Morning,
Is it at all possible to get weeks eight and nine? My nephew picked those for wall hangings in his newly designed "tween" room. Thanks so much!! ~Helena

Kelli said...

Unfortunately, I can only do one block tutorial a week at this time. So the timeframe is pretty well set in stone. I've updated the post with a link to the fabric bundle and also listed the sashing yardage. I hope that helps Marita! I look forward to seeing all of your blocks! :)

I'd love to get started on this but unfortunately The Fat Quarter Shop is selling those Bella Solids at $10/yard when buying this selection! Please let us know if they plan a sale or if you know of a discount coupon.
Thank you!

bree said...

The pig doesn't seem to have a link like the other previous weeks. Is it just me who can't open it?

Kelli said...

Thanks for letting me know, Bree! I forgot to come and link it up over here. If you're looking for the latest one, you can always find it in the Archive section in the left sidebar of my home page, if I am away from my phone or computer. But please email me anytime with questions or if I forget something! I will fix it as soon as possible. :D

Mama Mel said...

I just found you, and I've decided that I MUST do this for my son. His bday is in November, so I think I can catch up and join the quilt along. So excited to start! 😊

Finished block 1! (actually did one yesterday on a child's machine and wasn't happy with the results. Today's block was done on my machine and is great! Hope to "catch up" soon!
Thank you for the easy to follow instructions.

Kelli - So awesome of you to do this!!! I am going to join in and make this for my son. The look on his face when I showed him the picture was priceless. It is very generous of you to share your time and talents. I also appreciate Fat Quarter Shop for selling the bundle. As a busy mom I'd much rather sew along than pick the colors. :)

Thanks!
sarah

CandyR said...

I think i read you estimate about 4 yards of slashing. Is that correct? Thanks!

Can you join in on the Mindcraft anytime?

Amy Betts said...

Oh my gosh, this is such a great quilt! My family would love it! My husband runs a server that the five of us play on together with some of our friends and their kids! It's so much fun!

this is so cool, i must be in the clouds because i've never heard of this until last week when my nephew was rushed to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy. when he skyped me i saw his minecraft magazine. i wanted to make him a little get well gift and this is perfect. thank you so much for taking the time and doing this. i really appreciate what you have done. thank you

Brandi A said...

Thanks so much for the great designs. The last two weeks aren't linked on this page. I found them no problem, but I've been sending a lot of people to this page because they liked my progress and I thought you may want to know that they are a bit trickier to find.

Annette said...

I saw some letter blocks for the back of the quilt on the Fat Quarter blog but I don't find them here. Are you posting those?

Beth said...

Hi Kelli -
Have you ever posted a photo of your completed quilt? I am curious to see one quilted.
It was a great sew along!
Beth

Looks great! My son (almost 10 years) really wants a quilt like yours. His comment: you can't sow that well, can yoo? I will prove him otherwise! Thabk you for a great tutorial!

CandyR said...

Hi! Can you tell me how much fabric is needed for the back excluding the Enderdragon area. Thanks!

Teresa S said...

I love this! Would you consider working with that shop to create another fat quarter bundle (or two) to cover the additional blocks and ender dragon? Can't wait to get started!

dear kelli, can't thank you enough for your minecraft patterns, i made the quilt last year for my grandsons birthday this year, he is autistic and was over the moon, i made him a creeper pyjama bag (which was just like a zippered pillowcase) for christmas, you cat imagine the joy you have given us! thanks again

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