Wednesday, September 2, 2020


 I have a new project but it is secret sewing for Christmas, so this is the only time I'll post about it. 

A chance remark by my son about my grandson CJ inspired the new project. My son has a new home and they are decorating CJ's room. CJ is 5-1/2 and loves super heroes, video games, and cartoons, so there's the theme for the room decor. 

The new quilt is a pixelated picture made of 1" squares. I traced a picture onto graph paper, then refined it and colored it in EQ. Because it's a licensed character and I don't have the rights to it, I'm interpreting it for personal use only and will not show any more progress photos, nor will I post the finished quilt.

Actually, the piecing will be semi pixelated, because where there are several squares of the same color in a horizontal row, I'm combining them and using strips. My 1-1/2" strip die is getting a workout. Here is one block laid out, ready to sew. 

The block finishes at 8". Each little square is 1" finished. This block has a lot of individual squares; some blocks are simpler than this, but you get the idea. By making one block at a time I can determine which way the seams need to be pressed so the blocks and rows will nest together. 

There are 35 blocks in all. This should keep me busy for awhile! So far it's going pretty well, but it is tedious. It'll be worth it, though, to see CJ's excitement when he receives this quilt. 


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  1. Oh, I'm sure this is going to be a treasured quilt. I like your plan to use elongated strips where you can to cut down on the number of seams.

  2. A quilt even my older grandchildren would love ;)