Oh how I wish I could quilt!! This Super Mario Quilt made by Skittl1321 on Quilting Board is absolutely fantastic! The detail is lovely, and I’m sure any Mario fan would treasure this quilt! I know I would love one! Maybe it’s time for me to finally learn to quilt…
Bamf! It’s Nightcrawler, one of my favourite X-Men. I even named one of my kitties after him!
Cheryl is the creative genius behind this quilted mutant. She’s also made quilts featuring other geeky favourites, such as Wolverine, Yoda and Grumpy Cat. Her Flickr photostream is definitely worth a browse.
Want to know something cool? I’ve been to Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters! In fact, I live right around the corner from it. It’s real life name is Hatley Castle, and it is gorgeous! It should definitely be on the sightseeing agenda for anyone visiting Victoria, BC.
This awesome quilt wall hanging was made by funthreads on craftster. I think it’s fantastic! I love space, and the colours used in this are beautiful! She describes in some detail how she made it, but not being a quilter myself, I don’t really understand, so I can’t comment on how detailed her instructions are! I adore the purple Saturn (or is it just a ringed planet?) and the rocks, and the glittery beads as stars… even the name of it, Somebody’s View, is perfect. Just imagine an alien sitting on a far planet looking at the purple Saturn. I would love to hang this on my wall!
For those of you experiencing another blast of winter weather, this Sheldon Cooper quilt by semel at Craftster might be just the thing you need to keep warm. Semel, of Candy Coated Quilts in Nova Scotia, said it is made of 7,500 individual squares and took 6 months to make. “I started cutting pieces for this quilt in July and finished the whole thing in January.”
And in case your very own Sheldon blanket just isn’t enough, semel posted some advice on how you could make your own Leonard, Raj or Howard quilts.
“First, I made the pattern using the above photo and myphotostitch.com. This is a cross stitch pattern maker but it works pretty well for a quilt pattern as well. You will have to play with the settings a little bit to get the image you want. Once I had my pattern, I purchased my Kona colors that roughly match the suggested thread colors.
“So then, I basically followed Sew Mama Sew’s instructions for how to ‘quick-piece tiny squares.’ Here’s the link to that. …I drew the grid directly on the interfacing which came in 8.5×11 sheets. Next time, I would definitely buy a pre-gridded interfacing that came in metres as this became quite expensive. This is supposed to be wash-away interfacing but I haven’t tested that theory yet.” (Don’t you like how semel worked the word theory into a post about a Sheldon Cooper blanket?)
For those of you new to Dr. Sheldon Cooper, he’s been portrayed by actor Jim Parsons since 2007 on CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory.” A couple of Sheldon Cooper fun facts for you: The asteroid 246247 Sheldoncooper was named after Sheldon. In 2012, a newly discovered species of bee was named Euglossa bazinga, after the character’s noted catch phrase, “Bazinga!”
Claire Chambers is a craftser and blogster keeping track of a delightful effort on her blog Absolutely Small. She has been doing this thing that is so cute you guys…felt alphabet squares. If you go to her Flickr pages you can see the full effort of alphas, but I selected the one below for our fair post. This princess is the namesake of my beloved puppy girl, and the ruling alpha female of our house, despite her 13 lb stature. Much more geek where this came from though, especially J, R, T, W, X, Y, and of course… Z is for Zelda!
So I post this with trepidation this week because it seems like one of those things that should have been posted on this blog a long time ago. I searched and haven’t seen it for a while, so boom: here you go. I present to you this quilt. Festooned with all things Potter. Geekscore: 87; Craftscore: Infinity +1
The quilt was featured on the Flickr page of Jennifer Ofenstein, who can be found tumbling on Sewhooked.com and has several other geeky quilted items available on her Etsy store.