April 24th, 2012
Round 3 of the Traveling Quilts Bee has made it’s way to my house. I now have Elizabeth’s quilt-in-progress (here) and the addition of the dazzling blocks Heather made in Round 2 (sorry - that flickr photo is no longer available).
The beauty of this round robin bee is that the rules are really liberal - some participants are building to the quilt-in-progress (QIP) rounds, and some participants are making building materials. I’m too chicken to use someone’s building materials (ie, Heather’s beautiful blocks) for fear I’ll muck them up, so I’m sticking to being a builder.
The instant I saw Elizabeth’s QIP, I KNEW that I wanted to have some fun in 8-bit and do something iconic 80’s like Pac-man. I found some awefreakingsome paper piecing Pac-man patterns by Jennifer Ofenstein posted here. It’s bananas how Jennifer has so many killer patterns. How do people do this?? My mind boggles.
As Pac-man heads toward Pinky and Inky (ish), I decided to do the “dots” in tall segments vs alternating squares of black and white with long white boarders. In my head I heard Pac-man chomping his way over the dots - and I feel like the segments enhance the visual chomping sounds, and the long white boarders would have felt like Pac-man would have been gliding over the dots. Pac-man is not a glider. Not that there’s anything wrong with gliding.
All done, and now Round 3 is off to Dan’s for Round 4.
As I mentioned in my previous post, the secrecy ban has been lifted in the TQ pool (yay!!!), and now we can all watch the QIP’s as they grow. For example I got to see Dan’s addition to my QIP, and just recently got to see Elizabeth’s addition to Amber’s QIP. Yeah, incredibly, amazing stuff to see. An abundance of awesomeness!
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