Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tetris 4

I started to not even write about this quilt, because after 3 tetris quilts in a row, you are surely sick of seeing them. But it's my blog and if I have to make 3 tetris quilts in a row, you have to look at 3 tetris quilts in a row.

Yes, I am a little tired of making tetris quilts - how did you know?

At least this one includes some color changes:


Which background do you like better? I prefer the gray & Mandy prefers the black. But I love the aqua and violet instead of pink and purple.

I think the back is interesting:


I loved the process for it. I bought yardage of the background, which is gray with black polka dots, but needed it to be just a tad longer. And I had all these solid scraps that were about 3 or 4" x 8" from making the tetris blocks. I just started sewing them together, thinking I'd just do a strip of them all the way across, but that seemed so boring. Then I thought of my dresden ruler and started cutting out wedges, but I didn't want to make enough wedges to go all the way across the quilt, so I settled on these framed squares. I'm really liking them - they look almost improv. The closest I'm going to get to improv anyway.

Ask me how I lined the back up so well - see how the quilting lines almost perfectly line up with the squares on the back - ask me how I did that - go ahead ...



I don't have a clue. I just laid it out to baste like I lay every other quilt out to baste and it just happened. But I'm glad it did!

I got started quilting my Strawberry Fields top from a couple of years ago, so I'm back on that now.


A very tedious method of quilting, but at least I have help.


I don't let him help when I'm working on customer quilts, but this one is for family.

Linking up to Freshly Pieced for her WIP Wednesday, and Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Friday, assuming she has that this week.

Edited to add: also linking up to Fort Worth Studio for their Fabric Frenzy Friday.

18 comments:

  1. It looks great, but I'm worried about the green piece. Where is it going to fit?!

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  2. Visiting from Freshly Pieced link up. I love this tetris quilt! I think the black really makes the colors pop! Great work.

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  3. your tetris-quilt looks great!

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  4. I love how your Tetris blocks have such dimension. Fabulous quilt.

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  5. Tetris! That takes me back! But surprisingly maybe this is the first Tetris Quilt I've seen! It gives a terrific effect, but are those all hourglass blocks in there? Wow!
    I think I might try my hand at a small one, for my son, for old time's sake!

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    1. Marly, yes, those are the humble hourglass. It's all about colors and arrangement. Here's the tutorial that I followed: http://quiltergeek.com/?p=171

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  6. I've seen Tetris quilt before but this is the first one I have seen with the QST. It gives a great 3-D effect! Love!
    Tetris was my favorite game to play on our bare-bones computer in high school.

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  7. Your Tetris quilt is amazing! I love these colors!

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  8. I like the Tetris quilt with black, stunning, I also like the pink. Are the Tetris quilts orders?

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  9. I'm just finding you for the first time as I link over from Freshly Pieces, so this is the first Tetris quilt I'm seeing. That color change within the squares is really fun! And, using the Dresen template for those backing blocks was a great design idea; they do look very improv.

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  10. I love the 3D Tetris blocks on the black background very clever!

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  11. Love your Tetris quilt--those colors just pop against the background! :) You did a lovely job!

    Would love for you to stop by tomorrow and link this up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    -Lindsey
    Fabric Frenzy Friday

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  12. I was a Tetris junky in the 90s, love your quilt!

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  13. I love the colors on the Tetris quilt. So striking against the black background. And how lucky that the back lined up so well!

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  14. the quilt looks great - the 3D effect is fantastic !

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  15. A very clever use of fabric and colour to give a pyramid design to your blocks.Both the back and front are equally impressive.

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  16. I just love the dimension and colors! And I can't believe you had the patience for all those quilting lines.

    I want that Strawberry Fields quilt. And maybe even the matching cat.

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    1. I think I'd rather give you a kidney than that cat! And the quilt is promised to Kim, or it was two years ago....

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