Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Tetris, anyone?

I knew when I started quilting that my step-daughter would be someone I would make a quilt for, but it seemed to take forever to get a good idea. I saw a Tetris quilt (not for the first time, ironically) and knew that to be the one. She worked through college testing Tetris on cell phones. She and her husband are still in the gaming industry.



Aside from her, virtually no one in my family is a gamer. I would try to explain this quilt to them, but would just get blank squares. And questions like "why so much gray" or "sure is colorful." Oh well.

This is the back, just using whatever size strips of color I had left, plus some snow and the gray, which is coal.



I used a tutorial from quiltergeek. I was determined to have every Tetris shape whole, so as to make the design more readily apparent, and of course the only way to do that was to include at least one square of gray on each line, otherwise the line would go away. So it's basically the worst played game of Tetris ever.

I don't remember all the names for the solids - sorry. The finished size is 84" x 92", and of course I used warm & natural batting. I quilted on each side of the seam, plus one line down the middle of each block. It's pretty heavily quilted - I tend to prefer that.

It was a very fun quilt to make.




17 comments:

  1. That's awesome. Looks like how I play Tetris! :)

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  2. Super cool! I love that you actually gave all the blocks the extra dimension by using the different shades of color.

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  3. LOVE this! Fabulous job. You've just inspired another quilt in my to-do list. :)

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  4. It may be the worst played game but the best quilt result - wonderfully done.

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  5. the color differences are right on!! Perfect quilt for your daughter indeed!!

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  6. Awesome quilt! The quilting is amazing!

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  7. I love your quilt. Fabulous design. Your daughter will love it.

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  8. The quilting fits the quilt. I love this quilt. Thanks for the inspo

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  9. This is absolutely fantastic! My son said, 'I wish you'd make a quilt like that!' Did it take forever?

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  10. I am not a gamer but I love this quilt and your quilting is just enough.

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  11. This is a fantastic quilt and I'm sure your step-daughter will love it!!

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  12. That is one awesome Tetris quilt. Well done getting it so 3d looking. Happy New year too. ;)

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  13. The quilter geek blog is down. . .
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    Do you still have a copy of the tutorial?

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  14. The quilter geek blog is down. . .
    😑

    Do you still have a copy of the tutorial?

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