Retro Tetro Quilt Along Week 7

I’m soooo glad my warning about last week’s block saved many of you from spending too much quality time with your seam rippers! Don’t put the ripper away just yet! Retro Tetro Quilt Along Dates: September 15 through November 23Duration: 10 weeksQuilt Sizes: Mini, Crib, Throw, or Twin How to Quilt Along Share your progress … Continue reading Retro Tetro Quilt Along Week 7

The Evolution of Retro Tetro

Retro Tetro was the first quilt pattern that I ever published. But before that, an earlier version of it was also the first quilt that I ever designed and made. (It’s also my oldest UFO, but let’s ignore that for now!)

My goal was to make a baby blanket that looked like a Tetris game that was going well. All results when I searched for images of “Tetris blanket” showed a major lack of understanding of how the game was played. In fact, they looked like someone was deliberately trying to play the worst game of Tetris possible, making it impossible to get any full rows.

As a non-quilter, I started the design process in PowerPoint. It was my go-to program for drawing geometric shapes, and I knew my way around it very well.

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Retro Tetro Quilt Along Week 2

Let’s cut to the chase: it’s cutting week for the Retro Tetro Quilt Along!!! Look sharp!

Step 1: Mark up your pattern.

Use sticky notes, highlighters, masking tape, whatever you need. With 24 fabrics, 4 sizes, and 2 layouts, you can easily make a mistake if you’re looking at the wrong page or wrong column in a table.