Thursday, November 19, 2015

Creeper Ornament

minecraft creeper ornament tutorial

I've been wanting to make a Minecraft something for my boys and, with Christmas quickly approaching, and ornament seemed like a good idea. It's larger than I like my ornaments to be, but it's as small as I could go and still piece the little squares. They finish at a half inch. 

If you decide to try this, be warned that the pieces are tiny and there are a lot of them. But, unlike the Dutchman's Puzzle ornament, there aren't half square triangles. That makes it sound almost easy!) I tend to singe my fingertips when working with bits this small, which explains why my corners don't match. I sacrificed accuracy to save my fingers. 

Start by cutting 1" squares from solid black and at least two different greens. You'll need twenty black squares and forty-four green squares. I'm sure I'll be doing more stuff with pixels, so I just cut a bunch.

Piece your squares into sixteen itty-bitty four patch units as shown. The black squares are important.  My resident game programmer tells me that the placement of the greens doesn't matter. A creeper is supposed to look mottled like a bush.

Press your four-patch units and lay them out into a creeper face. It looks huge at this point, but half of that fabric is going to disappear into the seam allowances. This thing has a lot of seams.

Once my face was together, I pressed it flat and layered it with a square of batting and a square of solid green fabric. I squared it up with my rotary cutter and zigzagged around the edges. I didn't want to add the bulk of binding.

This post is linked to Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Link a Finish Friday, Tatertots and Jello,


Chiska said...

That is very cool. I have some minecraft fans at my house too.

Stitchified said...

Ha, that is awesome! You've inspired me to make a few for stocking stuffers :)


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