Okay, nothing for weeks, then two posts in a day? I was about to go to bed after writing about the swaps, but I couldn’t let the day end without getting something into the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.
Back in August, I was working really hard on a super secret project I promised to share. It involved these
It’s still not finished, but I thought I’d pull it out, take some poorly lit photos and show you what I gave my husband for his birthday.
See, my husband is a geek. It’s sad, but true. And I adore him. I must, since there are thousands of tiny little squares in this quilt.
He works as a writer for Engadget, a super-geek tech blog. He does a weekly podcast where they sit around and talk about cell phones. Today, as I was listening, I actually heard him say “Yeah, but who would win, the Death Star, or the Borg?” So, you get where I’m coming from here, right? I was really hoping to have a great 8-bit quilt done for him on his birthday, backed in flannel so it’s super snuggly warm and he doesn’t have to curl up under one of my girly quilts all winter. It didn’t happen, but I gave him half of the top and told him I’d get it done soon. Maybe soon-ish is more accurate.
I’ve got just one more power up to do before I can sew that side on and start quilting. The power ups take forever though. Those squares are itty-bitty. Mario and the question mark block are done in 2.5″ squares, so they finish at 2″ each. The power ups down the side? Those are 1.5″ unfinished, so they finish out at 1″ square. But honestly, it’s been quite fun to do.
I pulled up some images from the web, then started counting squares and making an Excel spreadsheet so I’d know where to put everything. I wish it had been my idea, but it wasn’t. A girl at the first Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild meeting I went to had one started, and she told us that’s how she did it. It’s a pain. So, if anyone wants my spreadsheet files, just let me know and I will send them to you. If you’re ever insane enough to do this, it will make it a lot easier.
I’m giving myself a new deadline to finish this up. Check back for Thanksgiving… if it’s not done you can taunt me. (I just couldn’t think of a good punishment for not finishing… so let me know if you’ve got ideas!)
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