29 May 2014

Crash Bandicoot mini quilt

My blog finally lives up to having the title of 'Video Game Handicrafts' again!



I had the idea to make a bright Crash Bandicoot quilt, inspiration which struck while watching Michael play Crash Bandicoot on the Playstation 1. The whole quilt is approximately 19.5"x19.5".


Crash is hand embroidered using DMC stranded cotton. 


I used fleece again instead of batting, and backed it with the vibrant fabric above.

I'm really pleased with the outcome, and all my practice with binding really paid off! It is far from being perfect but as my first time using piecing, quilting and binding in one project I think it is great.


Crash has already been featured on the Sprite Stitch blog!

6 comments:

  1. Wow, that's fantastic! I love the fabrics you've chosen, and Crash looks brill!

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    1. Thank you! I was worried about my fabric choices to begin with, but it turned out ok.

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  2. This is really cool, my husband and I geeked out when we saw this! Cute!

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  3. Emma I freaking love this do you have a place i can get a pattern for crash embroidery. YOU have inspired me to do a proper embroidery I have only done the outline ones where it is just backstitch. LOVE your blog I look forward to reading the new posts each time

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    1. Thank you Belore! I'm afraid I didn't use a pattern. I just traced it of this image: LINK. Then simplified the colours and stitched away! You just have to have a go at this kind of thing. Don't think about it too much. You just have to make sure your stitches overlap each other a bit so you don't end up with blocks of stitches, and try and work the things furthest in the back of the image first to build up depth.

      Thanks for reading my blog! I am very happy to hear you are enjoying it.

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