Monday, May 30, 2016

Minecraft Mondays #20: Slime + a Giveaway!

Hi, friends! Happy 20th Mining Monday!

We're 20 weeks in! When I first started this, it seemed like this day would never come, but it went by really fast. This is the final Monday for the original 20 blocks, although I will be keeping Minecraft Mondays going for a while longer while I work on my son's quilt back, and a few extras that are in the works.

I'm going to add a few extra blocks, because my original plan was to make a pillow sham and throw pillow in addition to the quilt, and I've had a request for some letters.  I actually downloaded a free Minecraft font while working out the flyers for the school literacy night a few weeks ago, so I'll be adding those in case anyone wants to put a name on the quilt back or make cushions etc. They were quick to draw up. I just need to break down the diagrams. I'll post them as soon as I get them done, so if you'd like to use them, you won't have to wait several weeks for them. My son had fun helping me draw them out. :D Each one is 10 x 12".

Other letter tutorials can also be found on the Spell it with Moda blog hop. (Thanks @laurelsstitchery for letting me know!)

Some of you have made extra blocks already to make your quilts bigger, and shared with me, so with permission I'll be sharing the tutorials for those, too. :D (Stay tuned next week for extra blocks brought to you by @wisemantammy & @little.emerz!)

But for now, let's get to Slime. :D  He's a little more complicated than the previous blocks, just b/c some of his pieces are so small with odd sizes.

You'll need a lighter green, a darker green and some white.


Lighter Green: (1) 1 1/4 x 4 1/4"
               (1) 2 x 2 3/4"
               (1) 2 x 4 1/4"
               (1) 2 3/4 x 5 3/4"
               (1) 2 3/4 x 8 3/4"
               (1) 3 1/2 x 5"
               (1) 5 x 5 3/4"
               (1) 5 3/4 x 6 1/2"

Darker Green: (2) 1 1/4 x 1 1/4"
              (2) 1 1/4 x 2"
              (2) 1 1/4 x 2 3/4"
              (2) 2 x 2 3/4"
              (2) 2 x 4 1/4"
              (1) 2 3/4 x 2 3/4"

White: (2) 1 1/4 x 1 1/4"
       (2) 1 1/4 x 2"

Prep: Assemble two eye units according to the following diagram.

Assembly: Using the eye units that you pieced above, assemble in order of the numbered arrows first, and then according to the large gray arrows.



If you're interested in winning free quilting for your Minecraft quilt by my friend Lisa from Upstairs Birdie Longarm Quilting, just leave a comment here on this post.  I will pick a winner in three weeks, so people have time to enter if they're not quite up to this post yet.  Make sure you leave your email address in the comment.

For those who don't win, Lisa is also offering 20% off for all of our sew along friends! :D  Message me for info, or you can check out her website by clicking here, or find her on Instagram at @lisalisaandthequiltjam. Her machine also has its own Instagram @upstairsbirdie.

Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for making this so much fun!! :D

Here's a peek at the Ender Dragon my son drew for the back of his quilt. He copied it from his t-shirt that I copied a lot of the characters from. I don't quite have it worked out yet how big it's going to be etc.  Yep. I have my work cut out for me! This will be the first time I've ever put something pieced on a quilt back.

If you're ready to sash your quilt after this week, all of the sashing info is on the sew along page. Just click the button in the right side bar.

Sorry if I've overwhelmed you with info. Don't forget to leave a comment to enter the machine quilting giveaway! All you have to do to qualify is to be sewing along, you don't need to have your quilt top finished by a certain time or anything. :D 

Have a great week!


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