June 10, 2011

Geektasticly Awesome Quilt - Waka Waka

I was cruising around on fabric.com one fine day and came across fabric called Geeks Gone Wild Pac-man and knew that I had to have it.  I mean seriously, a fabric that is paying homage to one of the greatest video games ever made, who couldn't resist that.  There is a reason why I don't own a gaming system other than a Pac-man plug and play.  If I did own a gaming system like a Playstation or X-box...I don't think this blog would exist.  I'm kind of an addict.


Anyways, it has been sitting in my art room for a few months when Prudent Baby announced their Embroidery Contest.  That is when I knew I had to kick it into gear and get a quilt done for Colton.  I am sure you are wondering the connection between quilting and embroidery...I decided that I was going to hand embroider Pac-man's catch phrase of, "Waka Waka Waka," across the quilt.

I purchased my coordinating fabrics and went to town on doing the quilt.  I decided (with this being only the second quilt I have ever done) that I would do a strip quilt since it seemed much simpler than blocks.


I cut out randomly sized strips of all my fabrics, I made one large strip with the Pac-man fabric.  I arranged the way I wanted to started sewing.  It came together rather quickly which was great.  I then cut out and appliqued Pac-man to my large strip of the Pac-man fabric.


Now, I am sure that I probably didn't do the batting correctly, but I did a fantastic job with the binding.  I am a person who most definitely learns by trial and error.  This is a vast improvement over my first quilt.  I intend on making more in the future, but probably not right away.  I am going to bask in the glow of this being a super duper kick butt quilt with a seriously geeky boy flair. 

Anways, enough about me telling you how cool this quilt is, why don't I just show you?

Maben pointing out my hand embroidered, "waka, waka, waka."


Maben sitting on the quilt, asking me if this is another blanket for him.  That would be a no pumpkin.  Your brother deserves things every once in a while too.


The little monster Colton standing next to his new quilt...which he so proudly asked to sleep with that night!  Woo hoo!  He likes it!


And a shot of the back with all it's imperfections.  There are a few, but I honestly didn't feel like redoing it and I am still learning.


A special thanks to my hubby for holding up the quilt and the boys for actually posing for me.  So all you quilters out there, how did I do for my second quilt?  Not sure what the learning curve is with quilting.  Is anyone else as geeky excited about this as I am?  I might have to show this off to my favorite geeky online store, Think Geek.  They have some totally awesome gift ideas for even the not so geeky (And I am not paid to talk them up, just love the occasional shopping there).

Showing this awesome quilt off at the following places:

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13 comments:

  1. That fabric is AWESOME! I love, love, love the quilt you made with it. Nice job!

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  2. That is super awesome!!!! I love the fabric and I love the quilt. Great job!

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  3. I love it! What a great use of that geektastic pacman fabric :)

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  4. That is so fun! I love the embroidery . . . awesome :-) So cute!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  5. I want to go find that fabric! I love it! Great colors and the embroidery adds such a great touch!

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  6. Love your blog. Can we follow each other?

    http://www.kiransawhney.com

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  7. What fun fabric! I love that you used it in a quilt. It turned out great!

    justenoughstyle.blogspot.com

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  8. I am so glad you came to the bacon time party. The party is still going strong, last I checked over 250 link ups. I wanted to tell you how much I love your quilt. I sew but am not ready to try quilting. Next week I am going to have a special give away just for linkers. Thanks for grabbin the button too! Hope to see you soon.

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  9. This quilt is very cute. I love the fabric! Great job!!!

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  10. LOVE it. From one beginning quilter to another!

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  11. That is a fantastic quilt! What a fun theme, and that fabric is just so much fun with the bright colors! Visiting from Sugar Bee Crafts.
    ~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 

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  12. Thanks for linking up to TAke-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - - I featured you today!! Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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