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« on: April 26, 2011 06:04:55 PM »

I am a huge sucker for video game crafts. When I saw a Tetris quilt on my partner's wists for the Crafty Detective Round 7 swap, I knew I had to make it. It ended up taking much longer than I had anticipated, but after a few late nights I finished it just in time to ship.


Dimensions: approx 50 x 70
Pattern: Great tutorial from QuilterGeek
Fabrics: All calicos from JoAnn Fabrics


Just in case you're curious: there are 1,482 pieces in this quilt! (Each block has 13 pieces.) My rotary cutter was practically smoking by the time I was done.
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2011 07:30:57 PM »

Over 1400 Pieces!  Shocked
Your hard work shows in the details.  This quilt is BEAUTIFUL and I love the theme. 
Would it be possible to post a close-up of an individual block?  I ask because I'm trying (and failing) to picture how 13 pieces come together. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2011 08:00:55 PM »

Totally AWESOME!
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2011 09:41:04 PM »

Beautiful, dellastella - I wanna be YOUR partner sometime!   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2011 03:45:07 AM »

 Shocked WOW

It's a masterpiece! It's so amazing! I'd love to have something tetris-like myself.

How did you make the shadows? Did you use another fabric? Would be great if you could make a small tut.

You can really be proud of your work. It's really worth it!


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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2011 04:15:10 AM »

I can't provide a close up of the block because it has already winged its way across the Atlantic Ocean... but QuilterGeek has a great diagram in her tutorial that shows the block. Essentially it's a nine patch, but the corner blocks are made up of half square triangles.

The 3-D shadow effect is achieved by using 5 different fabrics per block -- all of one color, but varying shades. The lady at the cutting counter must have thought I was nuts when I showed up with 35 different fabrics, asking for 1/4 yard cut of each!
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2011 05:03:24 AM »

VERY impressive!  love the shadowing and color use.  beautiful work Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2011 02:28:47 PM »

Best tetris quilt I've seen! Love the 3D effect.  Amazing how many pieces you used. 
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2011 02:48:44 PM »

Thanks everyone! And megstar, I just had to comment about your profile picture... what a cutie!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2011 05:40:09 PM »

Awesome. I wouldn't have been able to mail it off. Your partner was super lucky.
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