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« on: December 03, 2012 11:25:23 PM »

Is that a completely horrible idea for someone who has never quilted?
I was thinking I could make it a patchwork type and having something different in each square, such as his sword in one, his shield in one, etc.
I'm not afraid of that part. Well, not terrified of it at least.
I'm afraid of the actual QUILTING part because I don't know which method would be best for that. I don't know much about quilting at all.

And, on a related note, would I offend any fellow nerds if I didn't match the colors exactly? I want to use up some of my stash before I go buying any more fabric and I don't know that I have anything that matches 100%.

Any help is much appreciated! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012 12:47:21 PM »

It sounds really fun! As long as you know that it's going to be a huge project and that you'll learn a lot along the way, I don't think it's a terrible first quilting project Cheesy

Are you thinking something like this~?

http://www.spritestitch.com/?p=5285

I'm about the biggest Zelda nerd out there, and I wouldn't be offended by changing up colors Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012 01:51:15 PM »

I'd never seen that before! It's lovely! **squeals**
I was discussing the quilt with my sister, who is a LoZ nerd too, and she suggested also including some 16-bit LoZ stuff to make the quilt more of a nod to classic Link.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012 02:23:28 PM »

Yeah I only found it when I googled for it, I've seen lots of just Link, and lots of the way you described with Mario but I hadn't seen this one before either! I can't wait to see what you come up with! And, I think for something like this it would be fine/best to just stitch in the ditch around the blocks or even the smalls squares.
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012 09:27:07 PM »

I decided to go with just 16-bit LoZ as a tribute to Link to the Past, my favorite old school LoZ game.
I have Reader's Digest "Complete Guide to Needlework" and I found a type of quilting called pillow quilting. For it, you sew each square individually and stuff them loosely with filler then stitch it closed. The finished pieces can then be slipstitched together by hand or sewn using a fine zigzag stitch on a sewing machine.
I figure this will be easiest for me since I'm doing it by hand.
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2012 09:40:33 AM »

Nice! So like a biscuit quilt or puff quilt.
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012 11:26:01 AM »

Right. I think the book called it a pillow quilt. A puff quilt has squares that are stuffed more than the pillow ones. Or at least that's what the book shows.
There are so many things that I could put on the quilt. I'm making myself crazy trying to decide what to use.
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2012 10:46:56 PM »

Okay so I've come up with a 42 square quilt: six across, seven down.
I'm making it for a queen size bed. I figured make each square 15" x 15", which will make a quilt that's 90"w x 105" l, which will be a little bigger than I need but it will work. Each square will actually be cut out to be 15.5" x 15.5" so that I have a quarter inch seam allowance on each side.
I hope I've done the math correctly as it was never my forte in school: I was more into history, English, and art.
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2012 10:59:05 PM »

Sounds good! I never worry too much about final size, I figure if I have a ball park figure I'm ok Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2012 12:55:29 AM »

Now all I have to do is pick up some batting this weekend when I go craft shopping and I'll be set.
I try not to craft shop since my stash has gotten out of hand, but I need 15mm cat type eyes for a plushie I'm working on and I figured I could go ahead and buy the batting for my quilt while I'm out and about.
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