While I have checked in with quilting blogs for a year or two now, I haven't had my own blog, or even participated in others' events until very recently. I'm excited to finally take part in Bloggers' Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side!
Today I'm sharing my favorite quilt of the year: Tetris Love.
I had thought about doing a Tetris quilt for several years now, and have finally reached a point where I'm confident enough in my piecing and straight-line quilting skills to tackle such a big project.
The main body of the quilt is comprised of 2" x 2' (finished) squares, so that the blocks resemble the pieces from the video game.
I did straight line quilting diagonally across every square - the corners of the squares were a handy guide, so that I didn't need to mark my quilting lines. I decided to continue this quilting onto the outer black border, a decision that almost caused this quilt to languish on the sewing table for eternity! Because I didn't have the blocks as a guide, I had to measure and draw lines for quilting, which took ages.
For a little added interest (to keep myself from going insane with the straight line quilting, anyway!) I did some free motion quilting on the 1" purple border. That was fun, and a good way to practice my relatively new FMQ skills.
My favorite part of this quilt is actually the back, which inspired the quilt's name:
I had a lot of fun designing this guy on graph paper! It's entirely made from Kona solids, and while I love the striking look of a black quilt, it has the unfortunate effect of showing every stray bit of fluff and fuzz that comes its way. And with two cats roaming the house, that is a real problem.
While I had considered using it as a wall hanging, the finished quilt measures in at 86" x 68", which is a large twin, and seems a bit much for the wall. I may just have to give in and snuggle with it despite the fuzz problems; it's super cozy!
I'm linking up to Bloggers' Quilt Festival; I can't wait to see all the amazing quilts everyone has made!