You may be thinking that my squares look lined up really really well in the above picture. Or you may be thinking, "No, I wasn't thinking that. But I am now." Or you may be thinking you would still beat me in a seam-line-up-off any day. Either way, I used trickery to create this patchworkery. Pellon makes a product called Quilter's Grid that is a light fusible interfacing covered in a grid of one inch squares. Mine started at 2 inches each, and i just arranged them on top of the grid, fused them down, then folded each seam over on itself, sewing a quarter inch seam. First you do all the horizontal seams, then all the vertical. or vice-versa. It's kind of hard to picture, but I think Elizabeth Hartman has done some tutorials on it recently.
Without the fusible grid stuff, this would have taken me ages. Mostly because I am horrible at keeping rows of patchwork organized. Also, my seams would not have looked half this good.
**ETA: I forgot to mention this design is totally a rip off of part of Carmen's AWESOME quilt.
I started out with a completely different project for this swap, but changed direction once I realized that my partner got extremely excited about anything in the group pool that was video game and geekery related. So even though that's not really my thing, I just had to make it for her and I'm really glad I did. I got to learn a new trick with the quilter's grid, my husband really liked something I made, and I was 99.9% sure Allegory would love it as well, which is all that matters. Swaps are good for making you go outside your normal style and comfort zone sometimes.
And this is the very awesome package I received from Katy! She picked the perfect colors and arrangement for my mini- so cool! It's looks perfect on my TV table. She also made this cute drawstring bag, which I love. Thanks Katy!!!
Lately, I've just been working on super-secret things for Project Run and Play. OOOOOh secrets...
Can't wait to spill!