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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Fool Proof Sudoku Quilt












Fool Proof Sudoku Quilt
First of all, a sudoku quilt is THE most unrandom way to make a quilt look random. A sudoku puzzle is a 3 x 3 grid. Each box is made up of 9 numbers. The numbers don't repeat in a box or in rows, across or down. So how do you make this into a quilt? Here's the way I did it.
First, get a sudoku puzzle and solve it. OK, to make it even easier, use the answer in back of the book. I get my daily sudoku fix in my daily paper. Pick out 9 great fabrics. This is the fun part! Cut 9 squares of each fabric in whatever size you choose. I made mine 3 inches because one of my fabrics had animals that fit into that size. Make piles of each fabric. Assign a number to each fabric and label the top of the pile with masking tape. KEEP THESE PILES TOGETHER AND LABELED.
Now, look at the sudoku. Arrange the squares by number to match the puzzle. It is easier if you cover the part of the puzzle that you're not using. Take squares off the bottom of the piles and arrange them nearby. Refer to the numbered piles to make the first block. Remember to pay attention to directional fabrics. When the block is done, label it with a piece of masking tape in the upper middle square. This helps to keep track of the top and bottom. This will make a big difference when you go to put the blocks together. Repeat this process for each block. Make sure to keep the masking tape on until the blocks are all put together.

4 comments:

Stormee said...

A great explaination. I used a puzzle that was already solved also. Can't wait to see your quilt.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I love the idea! That's awesome :)

Quilts and Heirlooms Team said...

I'm trying to understand the concept of the sudoku. Starry, I'm sure that your intructions are easy enough for a fool. lolol

But, but, hang in here with me now. My understanding is that none of the SAME two squares should ever be attached to each other in the 9 blocks, right. But then when I look at some samples, I do see the same two squares attached to each other more than once.

Throws hands in the air. This one might have to go into my somewhere in the future file. Haven't been able to wrap my brains around this one so far. WHEW !!!!

...and I thought that I was smart. ROFL

Hey Shae! said...

The pocket items are really cute.

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