Minecraft is still with us! Since every boy of a certain age at my son’s school seems to be obsessed with Minecraft, I decided to make a Creeper pillow for our annual auction on March 15th. Hope it brings in a few bids!
The finished pillow measures 22″ x 22″ with 2″ squares. It’s not as ambitious (meaning fewer and bigger squares) as the Minecraft sword pillow I made my son for Christmas, but I am pleased with the results!
I used a variety of Kona solids for the squares and then added a border to define the creeper a little more. It is backed with Fences Smoke from Summersville Spring designed by Lucie Summers for Moda available at Sew, Mama, Sew!
Here’s a pillow I made my son for Christmas. I always like to make him at least one handmade present each year. Like most 8-year old boys, he’s obsessed with Minecraft. I don’t get the allure, but it did inspire this creation. Pixelated worlds just lend themselves to patchwork and quilting!
The pillow top is made from 1 1/2″ squares ironed onto lightweight fusible interfacing. Then seams are sewn vertically and then horizontally leaving you will 1″ squares. This is a great technique for making a messy job look neat. I used mostly Kona cottons for the actual sword with a few prints thrown in the background just to break up the blue.
It was a big hit on Christmas morning!
A rectangular patchwork pillow based on Posie Gets Cozy’s Summerhouse Pillow tutorial. I just love making these. I have so many 2 1/2″ squares cut out from scraps. It is so much fun putting the fabrics together. I know they are a little crazy and probably wouldn’t go with anyone’s decor, but I like them. Maybe I should try and add some solids?