Monday, February 8, 2016

Minecraft Mondays Block #4: Alex

I can't believe this is already the 4th week! Hopefully, I'm not the only one who didn't know the name of this character. ;) (skin?) I guess they're called skins? Learning a lot as I go. This week is Alex. Another easy one. I first drew it up in these colors based on what I saw on my son's t-shirt.

But then I googled some images, and saw that the hair was a bit more red, and the eyes green? 

Photo via

So I decided to change the hair and eye color on my block. I could've picked a darker skin tone. She looks anemic, just like my Steve block. haha But I think it will look okay with the black sashing. I just wish the white square next to her eye stood out a little more. Sometimes I am fastastically contrastically challenged. :D

I also realize now that she has a white square next to each eye, but on my son's shirt it looked like the white square was only next to one eye--hopefully he won't mind the error artistic license. ;) You might wish to change it. If you do, just omit one of the 2 x 
3 1/2" rectangles of skin tone and replace with an extra 2 x 2" square of both skin tone and white. I'm just going to roll with it as is. Gives her some sass. :D

So what this block requires is a skin and hair tone, some pink for the mouth, a small square of white and a couple of small squares of eye color. I'm glad to be using up some of my scraps!!


hair: (1) 5 x 6 1/2"
      (1) 8 x 3 1/2"
      (1) 2 x 3 1/2"
      (1) 2 x 2"

skin: (2) 5 x 5"
      (1) 8 x 2"
      (5) 2 x 3 1/2"
      (1) 2 x 2"

eyes: (2) 2 x 2"

white: (1) 2 x 2"

mouth: (1) 2 x 3 1/2"

Assembly: Assemble each section in order of the numbered arrows, then stitch the two together. 

Alex!! I didn't have a chance to sash her onto the other three blocks yet, but next week, I will post a pic of the completed row one.

Thanks for coming by to visit and mining along with me. :D

Here are some past week block sightings, and a preview of next week's block. I was super excited to see that Melanie joined in! She and Eileen are making TWO quilts! Anita and I are still just making one. :) I love seeing their blocks each week!

mellierc's Steves

   sew_eileen          daydreamsofquilts

Next week, the cow. :) Didn't have to google that one. ;)

Also this week, I have about a one pound bag of scraps (a few are larger scraps/pieces) of Riley Blake's Blackbeard's Pirates fabric line that I used in my Captain Jack quilt to give away, if anyone is interested. I'll be posting a giveaway for those on Wednesday.

Happy Monday!

*CLICK HERE for downloadable PDF*

Previous Block Tutorials:
1. Steve
2. Creeper
3. Skeleton

*Edit: 1/17/2020 Please remember to use scant quarter inch seams. Since this sew along a few years ago, I've done a short tutorial about it, because I had a lot of requests for it. And if you post any pics on IG please come find me, I'd love to see, @kellifanninquilts. :) Also, if you'd like come join us in my FB page's sew along group. There you can see pics from the Harry Potter, Pokemon & Minecraft sew alongs. xo

*Update 3/9/2021: I'm making video shorts of these tutorials to put on youtube. Come join the fun. They're easy to pause and sew along to, if you like to sew from a laptop or tablet. :) Alex's tutorial video can be found *HERE*.

links: Round Tuit@Creating My Way to Success,
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Mad Skills Tutorial Party @ Mad in CraftsInspire Me Monday @ Create with JoyTOO Cute Tuesday@Funky Polka Dot GiraffeLinky Tuessday @Freemotion by the RiverFabric Tuesday@Quilt StoryShow & Tell@Sugar Bee CraftsSew Cute Tuesday @Blossom Heart QuiltsHandmade Tuesday @Ladybug BlessingsFrom Dream to Reality@The DIY DreamerScraptastic Tuesday@ she can quilttips & tutorials Tuesday @ Late Night QuilterFiber Tuesday @ the Quilting Room with Melhandmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug BlessingsTip me Tuesday @ Tip JunkieTutorial Tuesday @ Hope Studios, can I get a whoop whoop, finish it up Friday, showoff Friday, flaunt it Friday, freedom Friday, fabric frenzy Friday, whoomp there it is,


margaret said...

I love scraps. I'm all up for your give away Wednesday, if i can remember!! So far 3/4 blocks done and my son only saw half of a block so he didn't quite know what it was for but he asked if it was for him!! AND my mom found out i was making son 1 a minecraft quilt but not son 2 and she said i better buy more fabric.

What fun!! I like the artistic change anyway!

Lynette said...

This project is really making progress! Yay for Alex :D

Laura Bray said...

My Minecraft-crazy daughter would love these!

Nicky said...

This looks a fun project for all minecraft lovers! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

Cath said...

wow are such a 'supermom'...I hope you take a pic of your lil' mans face when he opens up this present.

Kelli, your blog has such a fun vibe to it. Your Minecraft blocks look like fun and I will enjoy watching your progress. Thanks so much for linking to MCM - have a great sewing week!

Unknown said...

Great job Kelli, I like to see such blogs. It's really important for children's and they mothers)

BTW - I think here you can find this skin)

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