Let me explain... My kidos were up in the sewing room on the computer playing Minecraft. Have you heard of it? If you haven't, I'll give you what I know. It is an online computer game, although they can play it off line and on their tablets and ipods. It keeps them busy for HOURS. That's it. That's what I know. Sad really.
The game is set up in a 3D world where the players can build and create out of cubes. There are people, if you call them that, called creepers, there are zombies, scarecrows and something called a 'Mooshroom?" Ask a 13 y.o. they'll explain it.
The world of Minecraft is pixalated which makes turning it into a quilted item quite easily. I know a few boys, and some girls who 'ooh and aah' over anything mindcraft. So I dreamed up this block.
|pick-ax block with top and bottom border|
It's a pick-ax. Exciting.
In the world of Minecraft you use this handy dandy little tool to break through block, which in turn helps you build things. Or something to that effect.
I drew a tentative sketch on some paper and then transferred the design to graph paper. After that I cut up what seemed like 124 little 1.25 inch squares. Tedious. Why yes, it was.
|1st half of journal cover.|
I sewed them into rows and then into this beautiful block. In hindsight I think I should have used more contrast between the pick ax block and the background. C'est la Vie.
|journal front cover|
After I had the block sewn up I took it to my two youngest and asked, "Do you know what this is?" Their reply was immediate. "It's a pick-ax from Minecraft! That is so cool. Can you make me one?" Ah, those 5 little words that let mom know that for once you did it right. Although they would never admit it outright.
|journal back cover|
I took the block and sewed it into a journal cover. Sadly the block was a little bigger than the cover, but it works.