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Birthday Quilt 1

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Retro video game

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Retro / Vintage, Funky
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What materials did you use? Cotton Fabric, Polyester batting

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What are you most proud of? The colors just pop on the black background. I like that the name also stands out against the background, and the godfather is pleased with the quilt for his godchild. I always think that quilting the name of the person the quilt is for makes it personal and thoughtful. I also like that the letters have nice points that are crisp. I took my time on this one and made sure it was done right.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use fabrics with bright colors and a little bit of a print for texture. Draw the design on graph paper until you like the way it looks, then measure and cut and sew carefully to get the best results.

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AWESOME!!!!!

02/22/2012 Flag

That is seriously awesome....but how did you put the name on the background? this might be a stupid question but I'm a beginner and it doesnt look like you used long strips...it looks like you put it on top of the black piece? love your quilts!

02/22/2012 Flag

Thanks Mattymatty26. The name actually is long strips. I draw the name on graph paper then count squares for the name and the areas around the name. The diagonals for the "r", "n", and "e" are just half square triangles. But is is sewn in just like a regular design, that just happens to be a name. And it was not a stupid question!

02/22/2012 Flag

Love it!!! Great design!! I'm sure Terrence loves it!

02/28/2012 Flag

Love these! This one makes me think of Pacman and the other of Galaga.

03/26/2012 Flag

That's exactly what I was going for - those 80's video games... without having to say so. LOL Thanks for noticing.

03/27/2012 Flag

you blew my Tetris game idea out of the water! Love the lost monster on the back side, and the lettering for the name is ACE! Terrence scored!

07/02/2012 Flag

Thank you mo.sews. I think a Tetris quilt would be awesome, and if you don't want to do it anymore, then I just might. LOL

07/09/2012 Flag

Well I'm sure there is enough room on the planet for two tetris game quilts!!

07/09/2012 Flag