Band Quilt

So this project started as a picnic blanket for the Prophets of Rage concert we went to last Saturday. Unfortunately, i have this annoying habit of coming up with rather large projects around 5 days before i would need / want them done so Vrona suggested making a quilt instead.

It’s not a brand new idea. I’ve mentioned it a few times before but now – it’s actually happening ha! I’m wicked excited!

I had Vrona make a list of all of the bands he would want on it and asked him to think about the colours he would want the quilt to be. I love that we love the same types of music. This quilt is going to be badass!

The list:

  1. A Perfect Circle
  2. Alice in Chains
  3. All That Remains
  4. Audioslave
  5. Chevelle
  6. Deftones
  7. Disturbed
  8. HED PE
  9. Highly Suspect
  10. Marilyn Manson
  11. Nine Inch Nails
  12. Nothing More
  13. Puscifer
  14. Rage Against the Machine
  15. Rise Against
  16. Slipknot
  17. Soundgarden
  18. System of a Down
  19. Tool
  20. Trivium

He chose the colours black, white and red, but then decided to just do black and red. No border since the he wouldn’t want the border to be white and it looks funny as black or red. No biggie – might even be easier!

For something like this, i’ve always thought about using interfacing for the graphics, but i think i’m going to go the fabric paint route. Some of these logos are a little detailed.

I picked up fabric spray paint already in black, red and white, but i’m still unsure how it’s going to work. I’m certain using fabric paint and a paint brush is going to be much neater even if spray paint seems easier. I’ll cut out all of the squares first and then use some remnants for testing.

The more I think about it the more i’m leaning toward fabric paint and a paint brush.. I should really return the spray paint haha!

Once Vrona is happy with the quilt mock up, i’ll post it ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve pretty much laid out all of the variations for him (white logo, red logo, black logo on red or black square) to pick from. I think Nine Inch Nails is the only one i’m not completely satisfied with but hey – it’s not for me ๐Ÿ˜‰

More later yea?

Steph

Butterfinger snuggling
Time to put the keyboard away so she can get comfy…

Snorlax Blanket

Step 1 - Tape your pattern together. I found a line art image of Snorlax, sized, planned, and plotted it in Photoshop. I then converted the image file to PDF and Poster Printed it.
Step 1 – Tape your pattern together.
I found a line art image of Snorlax, sized, planned, and plotted it in Photoshop. I then converted the image file to PDF and Poster Printed it.
Step 1a - Tape your pattern together I didn't really account for the margin when printing the PDF, but it wasn't too hard to work through.
Step 1a – Tape your pattern together
I didn’t really account for the margin when printing the PDF, but it wasn’t too hard to work through.
Step 2 - Cut the pattern out By far the easiest part of the project. I do wish i had cut an inch or so around the pattern instead of close to the line. It would have made pinning a little easier.
Step 2 – Cut the pattern out
By far the easiest part of the project. I do wish i had cut an inch or so around the pattern instead of close to the line. It would have made pinning a little easier.
Step 3 - Iron, Cut and Sew Ironing everything took forever. I made a mistake in measuring my front panels, so i made the front panels the back panels and was able to get one nice solid panel for the front
Step 3 – Iron, Cut and Sew
Ironing everything took forever. I made a mistake in measuring my front panels, so i made the front panels the back panels and was able to get one nice solid panel for the front
Step 4 - Pin your pattern to your paneling I cut the front and back panels together. It took a little bit of time to get the fabric to lay just right but i did just fine!
Step 4 – Pin your pattern to your paneling
I cut the front and back panels together. It took a little bit of time to get the fabric to lay just right but i did just fine!
Step 5 - Cut your front and back paneling from your pattern You really should measure these kinds of things, but i left myself more than enough room to go back in and trim. You can always take off more, you can't always add fabric back!
Step 5 – Cut your front and back paneling from your pattern
You really should measure these kinds of things, but i left myself more than enough room to go back in and trim. You can always take off more, you can’t always add fabric back!
Step 6 - Cut your layered accents Cutting the claws was by far the most difficult. Not because they were actually hard to cut out, but because i didnt have a solid plan on how i was going to sew it all together... In hindsight, i should have sewn the claws to the accent fabrics / top panel and not used felt haha
Step 6 – Cut your layered accents
Cutting the claws was by far the most difficult. Not because they were actually hard to cut out, but because i didnt have a solid plan on how i was going to sew it all together… In hindsight, i should have sewn the claws to the accent fabrics / top panel and not used felt haha
Step 7 - Sew it all together! Finished!
Step 7 – Sew it all together!
Finished!
Step 7a - Sew it all together! I of course screwed up and sewed the front and back paneling together before sewing on the front accents but honestly, it didn't matter too much because i wasn't planning on free form quilting a design to hold the front and back panel together.
Step 7a – Sew it all together!
I of course screwed up and sewed the front and back paneling together before sewing on the front accents but honestly, it didn’t matter too much because i wasn’t planning on free form quilting a design to hold the front and back panel together.
Step 7d - Sew it all together! Better view of the finished face. I should have planned the facial features better... Oh well, another lesson learned for next time!
Step 7d – Sew it all together!
Better view of the finished face. I should have planned the facial features better… Oh well, another lesson learned for next time!
Step 7c - Sew it all together! Left paws. I do like the little brown paw pad bottoms...
Step 7c – Sew it all together!
Left paws. I do like the little brown paw pad bottoms…
Step 7b - Sew it all together! Right paws. The claws came out rough - just a lesson learned for next time :)
Step 7b – Sew it all together!
Right paws. The claws came out rough – just a lesson learned for next time ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s been a while!

Good lord it’s been a while since I’ve blogged! Not a big deal though – I’m here now ha!

I’ve been itching to make something for Vrona but have been having a hard time coming up with something practical. He has everything already! I did end up etching some glasses for his 25th birthday, but they were Whiskey Wedgeย glasses – something he didn’t have yet!

I’ve got to say, they came out pretty nice! I wish i had taken more pictures documenting the process, but it was hard working on them at all cause he’s always around haha! I think I actually had to kick him out a few nights so I could work on them!

I don’t think i’ll have that problem with this project since he’s helping me ๐Ÿ™‚

More later –

Steph