My good friend Toni (Quiltoni) Smith has introduced me to an amazing side of quilting.
She quilts while streaming on Twitch. (I don't mean what happens to your eyes when someone calls a quilt a "blanket".)
Twitch started out as people broadcasting playing computer games and has expanded to, among other things, broadcasting working on creative things like quilting, knitting, crochet, wood, metal, jewelry, and I haven't even scratched the surface.
Imagine sitting beside someone doing a creative craft, talking, interacting, and learning!
Quiltoni makes pixel quilts, and has published a book on how to make them yourself.
I just had to try one of my own. I just needed a pixel image or sprite.
Eventually I decided upon my favicon,
That's the tiny little image that shows up next to the name of a website in the bookmarks.
Using the techniques in her book, I skipped ahead and started to design my quilt with 1 1/2'' squares that I already had precut. Until I figured out that I would need six of these for the design I wanted to make.
Thatsa lotta squares.
|The first design|
I drafted my quilt using Electric Quilt 8, then drew squares and rectangles over the parts that would be combined into squares and rectangles.
This looks more like the instructions in the book.
|Making equilateral triangles into squares|
|Three groups of seven fabrics|
Following my diagram, I cut the strips into squares and rectangles.
I laid them out on my horizontal design wall/board in vertical columns.
|Design wall layout|
|The puzzle in progress|
My mid-arm quilting machine made quick work of the quilting, and my machine made quick work of the binding.
|My pixel quilt.|
|This shows the scale of the quilt.|
Here are the rest of the bloggers in the Pixelating Blog Hop.
Nov 27 - Quiltoni - Welcome and Introduction of Bloggers and Giveaway https://quiltoni.
Nov 28 - Kate Colleran Designs, LLC - http://seamslikeadream.com/
Nov 29 - A&E Gutermann - http://www.
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Nov 30 - Triangle Frenzy LLC - https://trianglefrenzy.
Dec 1 - Desert Bloom Quilting - https://www.
Dec 2 - Quiltoni - https://quiltoni.blogspot.com/
Dec 3 - Tamarinis - https://tamarinis.typepad.com/
Dec 4 - The Fat QuarterGypsy - http://www.fatquartergypsy.
Dec 5 - Around the Bobbin - https://aroundthebobbin.com/
Dec 6 - Quilting Affection Designs - http://quiltingaffection.