Dive into a piecing project, which is a breeze to cut when using an AccuQuilt GO! Cutter. This pattern is great for confident beginner sewists. The finished size of this cushion is approximately 15″ cubed.
- 1m of Dark green fabric
- 1m of Light green fabric
- 1m of Emerald green fabric
- 20cm of Black Fabric
- Coordinating Threads
- Approx 1.5kg Hobby fill
- AccuQuilt GO! Big or GO! Fabric Cutter
- AccuQuilt GO! Strip Cutter – 2 ½” Die (AQ55017)
- AccuQuilt GO! Cutting Mat -10” x 24” (AQ55113)
Other Materials needed:
- Rotary mat, cutter and ruler.
- Sewing machine
- General Sewing Equipment
NOTE:All seams are ¼”, (6mm), unless otherwise specified
- From each of the green fabrics, cut 15 x 2 ½” strips across width of fabric (WOF)
- From the black fabric, cut 2 x 2 ½” strip across WOF.
- From each of the green fabric, using you rotary mat, cutter and ruler, cut across WOF at 24”. Using AQ55017 GO! Strip Die, fanfold fabric on die and cut into 2 ½” strips with GO! Cutter. Repeat process for remaining green fabric. (The 24” cut is to make sure you do not cut more than 6 layers of fabric in the GO! Cutter at any one time.)
- From the black fabric, cut 2 x 2 ½” strips using AQ55017, GO! Strip die.
Creating the 4 Patch Block:
- Block 1 – This is the main block
- a. Randomly select and sew 2 x green strips, right sides together, along the WOF. Press seam to one side.
- b. Sub cut these strip into 2 ½” units.
- c. Randomly select and sew 2 of these units, matching centre’s, to create the four patch block. HINT: when sewing the 2 units together, have the seams allowance facing in opposite directions so the seams ‘interlock’. This will give you crisp points where the seams meet.
- Repeat step (c) to make a total of 142 blocks. Place other units aside for use in steps 3 and 4 below.
- Block 2 – Creepers Eyes and Nose
- a. Sew 2 x black strips, right sides together. Press seam to one side.
- b. Subcut these strips into 2 ½” units.
- c. Select 2 x two units and sew along long edge, matching centre’s, to create a four patch block.
- d. Repeat step (c) to make a total of 3 of these 4 patch blocks.
- Block 3 – Creepers Mouth
- a. Select 1 x black units from above and 1 x green units from step 1.
- b. Sew together along long edge matching centre’s to create a 4 patch block.
- c. Repeat steps to make a total of 3 blocks.
- Block 4 – Creepers Mouth
- a. Select 1 x green unit from step 1.
- b. Unpick 1 x green square form a unit and 1 x black square from a previous sewn unit. Resew the black square to the green square, press
- c. Sew these two units together, matching centre’s, to create a 4 patch block
- d. Repeat to make a total of 2 of these blocks.
Creating the Complete Blocks
Once you have completed all the four patch blocks, it is time to start making the complete block.
Sewing the Creeper face:
- Row 1: Sew 5 x Block 1, right sides together, as illustrated below. Press seams open.
- Row 2: Layout in the following order: 1 x Block 1, 1 x Block 2, 1 x Block 1 , 1 x Block 2, 1 x Block 1, as illustrated below. Sew right sides together and press open seams.
- Row 3: Layout in the following order: 1 x Block 1, 1 x Block 4, 1 x Block 2, 1 x Block 4, 1 x Block 1, as illustrated below. Take note of what the orientations of Block 4 need to be. Sew right sides together and press seams open.
- Row 4: Layout in the following order: 1 x Block 1, 1 x Block 3, 1 x Block 3, 1 x Block 3, 1 x Block 1, as illustrated below. Take note of what the orientations of Block 4 need to be. Sew right sides together and press seams open.
- Row 5: Repeat Row 1.
- Join all rows, right sides together to make Creepers Face Block, matching seams as you go. Press seams open.
- Randomly selecting, green 4 patch blocks, repeat step 1 from above. Make a total of 25 rows.
- Sew 5 rows together to make a square. Press seams open.
- Repeat to make a total of 5 blocks.
- Referring to the diagram below, arrange the pieced blocks in two intersecting rows.
- Join the blocks together along adjacent sides, matching seam lines when possible, starting and stopping ¼” from the ends. Press seams open.
- With the right sides together, align the edges of adjacent blocks, matching lettered sides (beginning with A,B,C, etc.) as indicated on the assembly diagram. Pin, then sew block edges together, starting and stopping ¼” from seam ends, to form the corners of the cube pillow. Backstitch to reinforce the seams. Leave a 4” opening along one edge for turning.
- Turn the pillow right side out though the opening. Use a turning tool to smooth seams and define corners.
- Firmly stuff the pillow with hobbyfill, making sure to fill each corner. Fold the seam allowances to the inside along the opening and hand stitch the opening closed.
Pattern inspired by a “creeper” from the game Minecraft. This pattern cannot be used for profit, but is intended for personal use as per Mojang’s guidelines.
NOT OFFICIAL MINECRAFT PRODUCT. NOT APPROVED BY OR ASSOCIATED WITH MOJANG