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The Nyancat Quilt-along Week 6

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Today we finally get started on Nyan Cat! We’re doing section B3, that is the bottom row of the quilt that covers his little feets!
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If you need to catch up:
Week 1 we covered materials
Week 2 we did section C1 – the top left corner of the quilt
Week 3 we did section A1 – the top part of the quilt above the pop tart
Week 4 we did section C3 – the bottom left corner of the quilt
and Week 5 we did section A3 – the top right corner of the quilt

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The Nyancat Quilt-along Week 5

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Today we finish the last section of stars! That’s section A3, the upper right corner of the quilt.

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The Nyancat Quilt-along Week 4

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After this you’re 1/3 of the way to a finished quilt! Is another section of stars, specifically section C3, which is the bottom left corner of the quilt.
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If you need to catch up:
Week 1 we covered materials
Week 2 we did section C1 – the top left corner of the quilt
and Week 3 we did section A1 – the top part of the quilt above the pop tart

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The Nyancat Quilt-along Week 3

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Moving right along! Today we’re doing more stars ^-^ specifically section A1, which is the top part of the quilt above the pop tart.
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If you need to catch up:
Week 1 we covered materials
and Week 2 we did section C1 – the top left corner of the quilt

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The Nyan Cat Quilt-along Week 2

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So here we go, hopefully you have your supplies (at least the weeks 2-5 supplies) – we start sewing today!
As you might remember from week 1, we’re not doing this quilt pixel by pixel, but rather block by block to save both time and fabric. Today we’re sewing section C1; that’s the star in the upper left corner of the quilt 😀

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The Nyan Cat Quilt-along! It begins!

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I brought the pixel quilting back! As I said before with the Heart Piece Pillow Cover, I really loved the process of making quilted projects to mimic pixels, so I went for it again 😀 The Nyan Cat notebook just didn’t seem like enough love for this kitty, so I thought I’d try making a quilt ^-^ It’s a huge project, and it took me quite a while to get it all together, so I thought the best way to go about it was to make a quiltalong! I thought every week I would go over a different section of the quilt, and after a few months we’ll have a finished quilt! It’s a pretty slow pace, but it makes it perfect for people who don’t have a lot of time to quilt 😀

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Freebie Friday! The Power-up Quilt Blocks

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The pixel art is back! If you all remember the Heart Piece Pillow Cover, you’ll remember my love of all things 8-bit >w< I’ve been itching to make something pixely again so I gave it another go! With some leftover light blue fabric I thought maybe I could get some quilt-block sized squares to resemble the items panel from Super Mario Brothers 3. Granted of course the items in that panel didn’t include a 1-up and a coin x3 but I had to make the items that my fabric stash would allow.

The pixels would have been far too small to make the blocks pieced, so I assembled the icons with appliqué instead 😀 I think it was a bit quicker than piecing all the little squares together, but I wouldn’t say one method is better than another 🙂 For large pixels I think squares are still a fun way to go. Maybe I’ll revisit these blocks later and make more ^-^ enough for a full quilt!

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Freebie Friday: The Zelda Heart Piece Pillow Cover

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Here’s a sweet pixel style Valentine’s Day project for any Legend of Zelda or video game fan!
I would have taken the chance to deplete my suiting stash some more, but I found a better Valentine’s themed project in my quilting fabrics.
Each little square of cotton fabric is sewn together as a grid to make one of the many well-known pixilated icons of the Legend of Zelda video games. I’ve seen a lot of 8- & 16-bit quilts before and I while I’ve made tons of quilts in the past I haven’t had a chance to make a pixel one yet. I’m glad I finally got the chance 😀 It went better than I thought going through my cotton stash. Cutting up all the cotton squares really helped use up some fabrics that I thought I would never get rid of, so making pixel projects really helps with stash busting ^-^ I can’t wait to work on another one!
I thought making the heart pixel into a pillow cover was a good bet, because you then you can see it on your couch or bed everyday and makes a perfect gift for your Valentine ❤ If you know a little bit about quilting I’m sure this project will be a breeze for you. And if not, it’s not a terrible way to get started. All the little pieces can get overwhelming, but the guideline makes it really easy to put together one piece at a time.

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