Friday, October 18, 2013

Bello! It's the infamous minion quilt!

I am so happy to tell you that the infamous minion quilt is finished and on the munchkin's bed. Oh, how this quilt makes me happy!

The pixelated minion quilt - done!

But oh my goodness, please remind me never to make another pixelated quilt!!! There are 1,575 squares in this quilt, and oh my, was it tedious to put together! I'm so glad it's over, but it sure does put a smile on my face when I look at it. Hindsight being 20/20, if I'd split the quilt top into blocks instead of piecing in rows, it might not have been so maddening to put together. Lesson learned!

Pixelated minion quilt all ready for being loved

The kiddo was over the moon when he first saw it. He'd seen small bits of it as I worked on it over the last few weeks, but he hadn't quite figured out that it was a minion, so the look on his face was absolutely priceless. At first, he just thought it was another quilt. I had to encourage him to step back to look at it from a little bit further away to see what the squares made, and when it dawned on him, a huge smile spread across his face that made every one of those squares worthwhile.

Someone loves this quilt!


My yellow and cobalt blue fabric stash really took a hit after this quilt - I see some shopping in my future. Shopping with a purpose!

Minion - detail

I'm really glad I added on the pixelated border, which brings this quilt to a perfect twin size, with a nice drop all the way to the floor. It looks great in his room, and the munchkin is so happy with it. And me? Well, I'm just glad it's done!

Quilt Stats
name: One in a Minion
size: twin size, 71" x 94"
pattern: created in Microsoft Excel by yours truly
fabrics: various solids in shades of white mixed with various prints in yellow, blue, and black
quilting: all-over stipple in 50 wt Aurifil in white

49 comments:

  1. That is such an adorable quilt! And it does look like it will be well cherished. Love the name you chose, too. Great job, Elizabeth. Hope you don't mind if I share this, with a link back, on my facebook page at http://facebook.com/sewfreshquilts

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  2. What a fantastic quilt! Your son will remember this for years to come!

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  3. This is awesome! You did a fantastic job. I just finished a pixelated 1-up mushroom for my son. It's about 54" square. He loves his quilt as well!

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  4. This is the greatest!! Love it. Those pixel quilts have got to make you go mad, I made two Mario pillows for my son and that about drove me crazy! But this looks great!

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  5. I LOVE IT! I love the minions!

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  6. Excellent quilt! So much work, but it paid off!

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  7. Wow this is AMAZING! Such dedication! I want to do a Hello Kitty one. One day! And I love the border too, that's a fab idea (if not more work lol) for making it bigger.

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  8. It's amazing!!! :)
    Love
    Tabea

    http://wolkedrei.blogspot.de/

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  9. Congrats! You did a wonderful job on this quilt! But my word, that's a ton of squares! :)

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  10. This has been my absolute fav on the web lately. Very nicely done. The pattern is awesome. You should be super proud of this one.

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  11. That's wonderful! Your son will always have great memories of you making him a Minion quilt.

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  12. It looks awesome and I'm sure he will love it.

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  13. That is awesome. I have a pixelated quilt on my list of things to try but have not attempted yet.

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  14. I love this quilt but really I LOVE your son's face looking at the quilt the most!!

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  15. wow. Cannot even imagine a project such as this! ;-)
    But it is FUN and so great to have your son love it so much!

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  16. This quilt looks awesome and is so much fun!

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  17. What a Beutiful Quilt. SO MUCH WORK!!! Wow.........but your son will treasure it I am sure.
    And............no other boy in the world will have one like it! It's a "one of a kind" made with love.

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  18. I was geeked when I first saw your Excel sketches, but this takes the cake --- fantastic! I totally need one in queen size. The Minions are my favorite part of Despicable Me. You all have see the three "shorts" yes??? They're hilarious! {grin}

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  19. Absolutely fabulous! And your son is adorable......

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  20. I love it! Is it weird to want to have this quilt as an adult? It is simply amazing!

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  21. I'm amazed you pieced this quilt! I would never have the patience. Well done!

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  22. It's awesome. Despite what you say about it being tedious... well, I want to make one now! Your son is so lucky.

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  23. this is fabulous. My grandson (heck even me) would love this quilt too.

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  24. So sweet!! This came out beautifully, and I love his reaction. :D

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  25. So, so cute. What a generous mom you are.

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  26. Another quilt I will never show my kids - I don't want them to have such high expectations!
    Fantastic x

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  27. Only been quilting for a couple of years(just very easy things as I learn) and being computer challenged, how would I go about getting a pattern like this of the Minion. I gave my grandson a pillowcase of Spiderman I made and his first question was, Can you make me a Minion cover? He said that would be awesome! I didn't even know what a minion was. At my level of talent, he would be 30 before I finish it. Your quilt is truly beautiful and your son extremely blessed to have a loving and talented mom. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  28. I absolutely adore this quilt! I like that you used prints--I've done a few pixel projects with solids only, but the prints add a whole other dimension to the look:) it is awesome. And now my kids want one...

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  29. Just love it! Wish I was as creative to make my own minion quilt, my granddaughter and sons would love one :)

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  30. Fantastic job! I can see why he is thrilled!

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  31. Seriously impressive! You win the mom quilting award.

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  32. Would you be willing to share your process for pixelating in Excel? I've only ever seen directions for using Paint. I'm interested in how you used Excel.

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  33. Brilliant quilt and I love the name too!

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  34. What a lucky little boy your Bello quilt is amazing!

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  35. It's so cute! you must be almost as pleased with it as your little boy is!!

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  36. Will this pattern be available for purchase?

    Love it.

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    1. No, due to copyright issues, this pattern will not be made available for purchase, but you're welcome to use my photographs as a guide for creating your own quilt. Thanks!

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  37. I am NOT showing my kids this quilt! They would just go nuts! But I shall smile and enjoy it myself anyway :)

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  38. This is AWESOME!! Of course, now both my boys want one... Love it!

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