This might more be more accurately named Tetris Quilt 2.1 instead of 3.0 because it’s the same design as last year’s quilt, which earned $120 at the online charity auction at work. The winning bid on this one was $175, by the woman who sits in the cubicle next to me even though it’s an enterprise-wide auction at a corporation with over 200,000 employees. (Ok, so maybe 7 people were involved in bidding, so it’s not that crazy.) My original Tetris Quilt was the first quilt I ever made, and it remains with my then-boyfriend since it was basically a gift for him, and he designed both versions.
I finished Tetris Quilt 2.o for the online silent auction at work. I’m hoping for at least a $200 bid, because it’s for charity and how awesome is this quilt, really? I mean, come on, it’s brilliant, with better workmanship than last time too. Despite appearances to the contrary, it’s nice regular rectangle with squared-up corners, too. The quilting on the back leaves something to be desired, but at least I’m actually quilting now instead of tying them. Soon I’ll try free motion stippling, which is so beautiful on many quilts. First I’ll need to figure out how to drop the feed dogs on my machine and see if I have a “darning foot”, whatever that is…
After two days the bids are up to $50, using a single photo of Tetris Quilt 1.0. These multiple pictures of 2.0 should help — the online entry allows 4 photos. The auction ends September 24th. How much would you bid in a charity auction for this quilt?
Update: Bidding ended at $120. It would have gone higher except the winner timed her bid just perfectly at the cutoff.
I’m working on Tetris Quilt 2.0 for a silent auction at work and I did a quick google image search to see how many images on the first few pages are mine — most of them, it turns out. Then I saw one that looked familiar. The quilt I made a few years ago is on the left, the one on the right is from Sew-therapy. Bloggers with large followings, like AmandaJean of Crazy Mom Quilts or Amy Karol of Angry Chicken, must feel like this all the time as their readers are inspired by their ideas or recreate something they saw on their sites.
I finally finished my Tetris quilt this afternoon. For a couple weeks all it needed was the edges to be hemmed and I avoided doing it for no particular reason. I took care of that today, so now it is complete. Pieced together, sandwiched with all three layers, quilted to stitch the layers together, and finished all around the edges. Quilt: complete. I think I will wear it as a cape.
Update: yes, at some point I’ll get around to reposting the pictures in a size other than gigantic.
Update 2: The quilt is about 50″ x 72″. Individual squares are 4″ finished.
Update 3: I made another one with an all new design, Tetris Quilt 2.0.