Sunday, February 24, 2019

Pixel Play: Project Quilting 10.4

Oh, how I love a challenge! 
I am  not competitive in any way, but give me an idea to be creative and I'm all in!

This week's theme for Project Quilting at Persimon Dreams was Pixel Play. 

I searched the internet for a pixel image to work with and found a perler bead butterfly. 

In my stash for a very long time, I've had a baggie of 2" blocks of purple fabric. 

As I laid out the squares, I realized that this was going to be a big project! 
BIG=lots of time!

Good thing we had 3 school cancellations this past week. 
School cancellation=time to sew!

Lots and lots of chain sewing...along with always counting.

That's 529 two inch blocks total! 

I added a few 9-patch blocks to add more area and interest. 

Then came the quilting. Simple straight-line quilting down the middle of each block. 
Twist clock-wise and stich again!

Next came the binding. 

Both the backing and binding fabric are from my full-time teaching days when I covered my bulletin boards in fabric. Somebody apparently likes purple, huh?
Every piece of this project came from my stash, which makes me (and hubby) happy!

A couple of pups were happy with this quilt too!

I wish they had emails so they could each vote! 

This quilt...perfect for a baby measures 36"x 36".
Made in my home in Dubuque, Iowa.

Please stop by Persimon Dreams this week and vote 
for your favorite 10 Pixel Play projects!


  1. Very pretty! I love that you were able to work entirely from the purple, my favorite! (And I wish my cats could vote, too!!)

  2. Yay for piecing this beauty! Love the purples and from stash too!

  3. Your butterfly is stunning! I can't imagine sewing all those squares together! Beautiful!

  4. All I can say is WOW!!!! Beautiful and a lot of work.

  5. Wow, Kathy! This is a beautiful butterfly - and my favorite color!! Great job! I haven't tried pixelating anything yet, but you are definitely inspiring me!

  6. This is FABULOUS!!! Did the purple fabric not fade in spots? The IKEA wrapping paper I used to use for my bulletin boards sure did and it was from the fluorescent lights! Oh I hope you win something as this is just so beautiful. Thanks for linking up with DrEAMi! because you clearly did Drop Everything And Make it!

  7. I love this idea, thank you for sharing. x

  8. Love butterflies!
    Love purple!
    Love your quilt!
    It’s gorgeous!
    A great DREAMi project!
    Barbara x

  9. I love butterflies and purple so you get my vote. Great finish.

  10. Wow this looks amazing! What a fabulous design.

  11. What a fun quilt. I hate to wear gloves while sewing, do you have an ok time with it?

  12. What a fabulous idea to use a perler bead pattern to create the pixel effect. My children loved them when they were growing up. I also used them in my pre-K class to promote fine motor development. It never occured to me that they could inspire a quilt pattern. That was genius! Thanks for sharing the idea.