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« on: October 06, 2010 07:50:07 PM »

I am a huge fan of Cooking Mama so I insanely decided to sew together hundreds of 1 inch by 1 inch squares to enter in the challenge. While it came out really cute it was an insane amount of little squares.

I started out by drawing Mamas face and then I placed a grid over it and began adjusting her facial dimensions to give her a pixilated look.

She has a total of 900 squares (if my math is correct) cut out with a rotary cutter and cutting board.

Then I began laying out the rows or squares and sewing them together. After many many hours the top of the apron was finally done.

Then I improvised an apron pattern (AKA: I winged it). I added a pocket to the bottom and painted on Mamas favorite phrase Dont worry - Mama will fix it.

I love how it turned out even though its far from perfect. Hope you enjoy!

P.S. A special thanks to my best friend Aimee for listening to me complain about the never ending number of squares that had to be sewn together to make the top!

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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010 05:09:14 AM »

Very intense! I'm not sure I'd want to use it in the kitchen given how much work that was (and how messy I am in the kitchen!).

Did the blocks start out at 1" x 1" ? What are they finished? 1/2"

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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010 06:58:08 AM »

So very cute! I love all the aprons!  so many different results!

« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2010 07:34:27 AM »

Once upon a time these were 1 inch squares but after sewing there smaller than 1/2 inch (little bigger than 1/4 or an inch actually). And I dont think I would ever use it for any real cooking because I would be so mad if I got it dirty now after all that. But it looks cute.

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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010 06:57:51 AM »

That turned out great.

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