Category Archives: Quilts

Rustic Framed Quilt Blocks

Today is my due date! This is one of a few posts I wrote up ahead of time since I could possibly be extremely busy. After those posts I will be taking some time off from posting regularly for obvious reasons. I’d love to say that I will still be able to share something once a week, but I’m not going to worry if that doesn’t happen. Anyway, besides the shelf seen in this previous post, the last nursery project I have to share are these rustic framed quilt blocks. Going along with the rustic farmhouse theme I had in mind for the nursery, I knew quilt blocks were a MUST in the decor. I was inspired by this nursery post in which neutral quilt block printables were used, but I decided I wanted to actually sew a few myself. The only block I had already decided on was the Ohio Star one, but after looking through many more I ultimately chose a Flying Geese Square and Single Wedding Ring to round out the blocks. I wanted the finished blocks to be a 12×12 inch square, and used this guide to help me cut the triangles the correct way.

Once the quilt blocks were done, my husband cut, put together, and stained the frames for them. I’ve been a bit too clumsy to want to be near any kind of saw, so I smartly delegated that to him, and he was more than happy to help out. He used 1×3 pieces of wood, wood glue, and a frame clamp to piece the frames together, then stained them using this gray Minwax stain. I had bought super cheap 12×12 scrapbook frames for the glass, so these wood frames were just attached to that so there would be glass protecting the fabric. I absolutely adore them in the nursery! The colors and style are the perfect touch for this room. From L to R the blocks are: Ohio Star, Flying Geese Square, and Single Wedding Ring.

Completed Mega Man Quilt

Almost exactly a year after finishing the top for this quilt, the Mega Man quilt is officially complete! I am very happy with how it turned out, and my husband is as happy as a child with his new quilt. My MIL completed the back, quilting, as well as the binding, as I finished up my first year of teaching. This quilt was a long process since it has 960 two inch blocks that had to be carefully planned, laid out, then sewed, to come together to look like the favorite pixelated character, Mega Man. I used this image to help with the front, and this image to inspire the back. Although the sewing was easy since it was just blocks, it was very time consuming, but completely worth it after seeing the finished product. There will definitely be more video game quilts in my future!

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The blue fabric before I began cutting


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After cutting all 960 squares..


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Some of the quilting detail


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Finished front of quilt

Mega Man Quilt Top=done

A few days ago I completed the Mega Man quilt top! I’ve been working on this thing for a while now, so I’m quite excited for the top to be done!! Once I finish the back and the quilting is done, I will post the finished product. I had so much fun working on it, and let’s just say that I am already planning some other video game quilts for the future 🙂
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