Wednesday, November 9, 2011

barcode quilt

Yesterday I got these fabrics in the mail from fabric.com
( they had a sale on kona solids and wide backings- PERFECT)
 
they are actually kind of BORING! just black and white and white muslin backing....
but that's okay :-)
it's for my husband, not sure if I'll finish it by his birthday in 2 weeks, but I MIGHT, he knows I'm working on it and if I don't finish it on time that's okay too.
This will be the quilt! a BARCODE.
I've mentioned this before here


I printed out the quilt from EQ and then counted how many squares of each black and white in each row and wrote it on the side, I already looked that I should cut each 3 1/2" square.
So I started cutting today
 (after I washed them this morning AND ironed them- phew that took a long time)

Here they are all lined up and marked rows with a pin and paper.
I'll start sewing later today or tomorrow,
I think I'm going to iron the seams OPEN, which I rarely do, but here it seems fitting, also to have the black fabrics stay with the black and white with the white...
I also remembered to cut the 93" border length wise so NO seams! hope it's straight :-) and I cut 4 around 100" long so that should be fine.

Wish I could go up and sew more NOW, but I need to go to the kids school and help out the PTA :-)


10 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I think this is a cool idea!! Good luck with a fun quilt.

Karen said...

Wow, there's a lot of work in this. Good luck! It will look wonderful!

Connie said...

Wow this is going to be a neat quilt! Have fun and can't wait to see more of it!

FabricsNQuilts said...

WOW! Does the QR code lead somewhere special? I was thinking of making a postage stamp one for my shop that goes to my website

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

Wow! This is going to be such a cool quilt. Great idea!
Thanks for linking @ This Week!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Very cool idea! I came over from Marcia's linky party!

Laura said...

this looks like fun!

Quilting Lodge said...

That looks like loads of fun and work! I want to make a crossword puzzle quilt but never have. Maybe someday!

Vicki @ Quilting Lodge

maria said...

I often press seams open, I think it looks better on the finished quilt. I'm sure your husband will love it. Oh yes, I'm visiting from Fabric Tuesday.

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Amazing! Might have to try that sometime. I love it!