Monday, July 15, 2013

Minecraft Madness

First off, a huge thank you to all my readers for their support of my Titanium Security Series! To be honest I'm kind of stunned at the reception the books have received so far--stunned in the best way possible :).

I'm slowly but surely making headway on Burned, Sean and Zahra's story but of course with my boys home all summer I don't have as much time at the computer as I do when they're in school. I also promised both of them I'd make them each a quilt to fit their beds. My 9 year old wanted a Minecraft quilt so last week I got out a piece of graph paper and drew up the quilt top on it for a "creeper" design.

On Monday afternoon I took the boys with me to the fabric shop and bought all the material for the top, then I went home and got busy cutting and piecing. On Tuesday I went back for the border fabric and bought the backing, batting and binding material as well. I used a black "minkee" fabric for the backing, layered and quilted the whole thing and finally put on the binding. Hand stitching the binding onto the backing to finish on Thursday took almost as long as it did to make the quilt top, but I can say beyond doubt that this quilt was handmade with love.

Luckily, big weasel was thrilled with it. I told him even if Minecraft is no longer "the" thing when he goes off to college, too bad, he still has to take it with him :).

I'll be starting little weasel's quilt next week but first I've got to make a serious dent in the draft of Sean and Zahra's story!


karen triolo said...

Wow awesome quilt, love the colors! Im anxiously awaiting Burned release, hoping for a little more action than the last one, love the development of the characters chemistry, juicy indeed!

Kaylea Cross said...

Thanks, Karen!

Burned will have a bit more action than Singed, but not as much as Ignited :).

House of Mouse said...

Is there a pattern for this quilt somewhere....I love it!

Kaylea Cross said...

Hi there! No, there's no pattern, but it's SUPER simple to draw one.

I used a piece of graph paper, and colored each square in. Each square represents a "finished" block of six inches, so that means each square will be cut 6 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches (to allow for 1/4 inch seams when sewing).

I can't remember how many shades of green I used, but I think it was around five or so. The black border is also 6 inches when finished (so again, cut the black strips 6 1/2 inches wide to allow for seam allowances).

Hope that helps!

Kaylea ;)