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Topic: Pixel Quilt: Invader Zim "GIR"  (Read 10811 times)
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lyric889
« on: January 08, 2012 12:03:00 PM »

Initially, this was my first attempt at making a quilt. As crazy as it sounds, I really wanted to do a pixel quilt because I knew it would be challenging for me as beginner quilter. Well now that I'm finished with it, it turned out to be like my 7th or 8th quilt. I finished most of it then got frustrated quilting it and shoved it in my closet for well over a year. During that time I made like 7 new quilts and tried to forget this one. But a few months ago, I finally dug it out and finished it!!

Dimensions measure about 40" wide x 54" long. Each square is a little bit bigger than a USD quarter if you're trying to think about the size.

Total pixel squares used: 1,344

If you don't know who this is, it is Gir from the cartoon, Invader Zim. He's Zim's crazy and funny little sidekick basically.

Any comments or criticism is welcome!


Natural and artificial lighting (excuse the wrinkles, that is not the way it was sewn but this was fresh out of the washing machine and it wasn't ironed or anything. I swear I didn't sew it all puckery like it looks! Lol)





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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2012 01:11:03 PM »

Holy hell, you've got some serious patience to quilt with squares the size of a quarter! Love the subject, love the plaid backing, and you did such a great job on it! I've only made one quilt for a queen sized bed (mostly to say I did it) but I'll never quilt that big again. Smiley I'll stick with my yarn for projects that big.

BTW, I marked this is "rocks" for you. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2012 01:26:06 PM »

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this A) I have done a small amount of quilting haven't finished the 5 I have started two from over 7 years ago....so I appreciate those who get over the hurdle and/or have a closet quilt lurking B) I love this little robot guy a friend of mine had a sketch NOW I know he was not hers lol.... C) this kinda reminds me of cross stitch that same type of counting squares paying close attention or mucking it up...I made up new curse words when I attempted cross stitch...

SOOOO what my ramblegram is trying to say IS "I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this!!" on many levels  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2012 02:56:00 PM »

love your design, the hint of shading worked in, and your colour choices, brilliant, fun and well done.
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2012 03:00:28 PM »

Totally awesome - especially for your first quilt!

Love it  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2012 11:13:00 AM »

Holy hell, you've got some serious patience to quilt with squares the size of a quarter! Love the subject, love the plaid backing, and you did such a great job on it! I've only made one quilt for a queen sized bed (mostly to say I did it) but I'll never quilt that big again. Smiley I'll stick with my yarn for projects that big.

BTW, I marked this is "rocks" for you. Smiley

Thanks so much! Yeah the squares were pretty small to work with but it was definitely a really fun challenge. It makes you feel accomplished once you finish it and look at all your hard work payed off Smiley

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this A) I have done a small amount of quilting haven't finished the 5 I have started two from over 7 years ago....so I appreciate those who get over the hurdle and/or have a closet quilt lurking B) I love this little robot guy a friend of mine had a sketch NOW I know he was not hers lol.... C) this kinda reminds me of cross stitch that same type of counting squares paying close attention or mucking it up...I made up new curse words when I attempted cross stitch...

SOOOO what my ramblegram is trying to say IS "I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this!!" on many levels  Grin

Thank you! Yeah I knew I needed to finish it so I just went for it and I was SOO glad once I was done Smiley

love your design, the hint of shading worked in, and your colour choices, brilliant, fun and well done.

thanks! I really like the shading too. It was a little harder to do but it makes it look more real and 3 dimensional. I think it was worth it Smiley

Totally awesome - especially for your first quilt!

Love it  Grin
Thanks so much!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2012 02:49:50 PM »

This quilt makes me want to jump up and down, it is amazing and a half!!!
Would you be willing to share the pattern/pixel paper you used?  I would kill to make one like this!
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2012 02:55:18 PM »

Simply AWESOME!!! I love it and I think I like more that you finally went back and finished it! What an accomplishment! Now you can fill it's space with something else to not finish for awhile! Ha ha
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2012 09:14:41 AM »

This is so adorable.  I am very impressed that this is your/one or your first quilts.  You have some serious quilting mojo. . . .  as for the puckers, a lot of people go out of their way to get old-timey puckers.  It adds warmth and character!!
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2012 03:10:41 PM »

LOVE THIS!
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2012 06:43:04 PM »

I love your quilt! This is my favorite thing I've ever seen on craftster.  I hit this rocks of course.   Grin
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2012 10:04:24 PM »

This quilt makes me want to jump up and down, it is amazing and a half!!!
Would you be willing to share the pattern/pixel paper you used?  I would kill to make one like this!
Haha thanks! I actually did sketch out and plan the squares on graph paper while I was making it and I'm pretty sure it's in my room somewhere. I'll look for it and post it!

Simply AWESOME!!! I love it and I think I like more that you finally went back and finished it! What an accomplishment! Now you can fill it's space with something else to not finish for awhile! Ha ha
Yeah it definitely felt good to finish it!

This is so adorable.  I am very impressed that this is your/one or your first quilts.  You have some serious quilting mojo. . . .  as for the puckers, a lot of people go out of their way to get old-timey puckers.  It adds warmth and character!!
Thank you! Yeah I started it as my first but while it sat in my closet I starting and finishing more quilts while this one was left unfinished :/

LOVE THIS!
Thanks!!

I love your quilt! This is my favorite thing I've ever seen on craftster.  I hit this rocks of course.   Grin
Oh my gosh that's such a huge compliment! Thank you so much!
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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2012 04:16:29 AM »

Without a doubt one of the coolest quilts I've ever seen!
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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2012 10:20:32 AM »

Holy canoli! This is amazing! I want!
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« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2012 11:27:34 PM »

Awesome beyond words!!!
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« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2012 11:09:10 PM »

Without a doubt one of the coolest quilts I've ever seen!

Thank you!

Holy canoli! This is amazing! I want!
Hahahahaha thanks!

Awesome beyond words!!!
Thank you so much!!
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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2012 04:48:47 PM »

WOW! I would love to have one like this!
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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2012 09:56:25 AM »

Looks good!  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2012 10:51:10 PM »

GIR! Can I have it? This would be so awesome to make a matching set for two siblings who shared a room. One quilt Gr, and the other Zim. Or Dib and Gaz.  It would also make a cute couples set for partners that live separate.
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« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2012 09:53:40 AM »

This is fantastic! Great job.  Cheesy

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« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2012 09:22:16 PM »

Thanks so much for all the support guys! It really means a lot to see that other people love your work as much as you do.

GIR! Can I have it? This would be so awesome to make a matching set for two siblings who shared a room. One quilt Gr, and the other Zim. Or Dib and Gaz.  It would also make a cute couples set for partners that live separate.

OHH! A matching set would be so cute!! I never thought of that! Boy, that would take awhile though. Lol
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« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2012 02:18:28 PM »

This is an amazing work of art.  I can completely understand the frustration that leads to shoving a complicated piece like this into the closet for a year, but the end product is incredible.

You've inspired me to consider crocheting a pixel afghan using granny squares, but I imagine that won't see the light of day for a few years as I pick it up and then shove it into the closet in repeated frustration. 

That said, having seen my mother make several quilts, quilting is by far the more frustrating of the two crafts, in my opinion. I don't know if it is a skill I have the patience to cultivate, or maybe it has more to do with my fascination and aversion to sewing.

Kudos and keep up the good work!
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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2012 07:27:43 AM »

This is super awesome & totally rocks! great job!
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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2012 04:14:37 PM »

Kick ass! I can't imagine sewing all those little squares together, I think I would end up losing my mind. Fantastic job!
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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2012 12:20:46 PM »

Here is my sketch/plan for mapping out the quilt that someone had asked for. If anyone wants to try it and you can't see the scan very clearly, just use this and the pictures of the actual quilt and I'm sure you can figure it out.

Btw I'm not completely sure those numbers are correct. You'll have to double check.  Oh and to get this size quilt, I cut all my squares to 1 3/4" sewing at 1/4 seams.


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« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2012 04:08:01 AM »

This is an awesome quilt! I put it in my "pixelated patchwork" treasury...it is by far the best...

I am thinking of making my brother a nintendo themed quilt for my next major project, so thanks for the inspiration..
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« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2012 07:03:17 PM »

This is soooooo awesome! I added it to my favorites on my profile Cheesy You did such a great job I couldnt believe it was your first one!! ^__^
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That is just completely awesome. 
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« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2012 02:35:20 PM »

Oh man that looks so good!
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« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2012 11:17:29 PM »

My jaw dropped!!! This is incredible!!!!!!!! Cheesy

I love the shading technique, makes it look fantastic Cheesy
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« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2012 06:08:55 PM »

I love, love, love Invader Zim!!! I also really love the purple flannel backing!
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« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2012 10:08:13 PM »

It doesn't look wrinkly, it looks well done. GORGEOUS work on all those little squares o_0
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« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2012 05:42:09 PM »

this is so adorable! I'm especially impressed with the size of the "pixels" you used! EXCELLENT Job!
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« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2012 12:29:18 AM »

I love this!


I love Gir and this picture of him is a good one.
And, man you have a lot of patience! I started my first quilt for piecing together the squares and such, it's now been two years since I was supposed to give it as a gift...

You are awesome! Much respect for the patience!
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