Monday, August 20, 2012

Tetris QAL Week 5

Ok, so I know I've only been posting about the Tetris QAL... and yes today is just another post about the same thing. But I'll post something new soon, promise!

I'm linking up to Week 5 at Happy Quilting

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Tetris QAL Week 3

Third post of the day, and now I'm caught up to the QAL at Happy Quilting!

I took some photos of my grid, but they didn't turn out very well, so they got trashed.

 Here's the pre-sewn block. I added some more background fabric and didn't use all the pieces for the week because I want to make the game a losing one. Plus I'm not sure I bought enough of the fabric for the colored charms. I knew I would end up using more black than any other color, but I maybe should have done some math rather than just guessing how much less I'd need. Oh well, I guess we'll see what the blocks for week 5 and 6 look like! Worst case scenario I head back to the store.

Here's the finished block

And the quilt so far! 3 of 6 blocks done!

I'm linking up to Week 3 of Happy Quilting's Tetris QAL

Tetris QAL Week 2

 Here's my grid for week 2. I ended up switching the pink and orange L shaped pieces because I didn't want two Tetris pieces of the same color next to each other.

And the finished block. Half-way through piecing this my machine started acting funny, so I took it all apart, cleaned and oiled it. I was pretty annoyed at the time, but my machine ran a lot better afterward so I guess it was worth it : )

2 down 4 to go!

I'm linking to Week 2 of Happy Quilting's Tetris QAL

Tetris QAL Week 1

I know I haven't posted in awhile, so you get three posts today to make up for it! Yay! 

I joined my first QAL, which happens to be a Tetris Quilt-along over at Happy Quilting.  Great timing because I had recently promised a friend I'd make him a Tetris quilt. I'm a couple weeks behind on this post, but by the end of my 3 posts today I'll be caught up with the QAL again. 

 Here are my 5" charms
 And laid out so you can see the colors I chose. I was being kinda picky about the black fabric so it took me awhile to find decide what I wanted. For good reason though, my plan is to make the game a losing game, so there's going to be more black than the other colors. I also tried to find black that had some grey swirled in it so it looks like an old static-y TV
 Here's the grid I used for week 1 (and week 2, but ignore that 'cause we're not talking about week 2 yet :) )  After I filled in the grid, and then looked at Melissa's week 1 block, I realized they were exactly the same! OOPS! I guess we have the same strategies when playing Tetris! I thought about changing it, but decided not to. I figured since I didn't even look at her finished block before I made mine, and there were bound to be some duplicate blocks in the QAL it wouldn't be too big a deal.
 All the pieces stuck up on my design wall. I love how convenient it is! (I know I've been using it long enough I shouldn't still be excited about it, but I can't help it, I am!)

And my finished block! 1 down 5 to go!

I'm linking up to Week 1 of the Tetris QAL