While we were at retreat I got the brilliant idea that we should have a Sudoku swap. I really couldn’t tell you if I made this idea up after lack of sleep or if I’ve heard of it somewhere. I mean I know there’s Sudoku quilts out there and Sudoku Quilt books so that idea wasn’t new…but a swap? The idea was that with 9 swappers we could each make a Sudoku quilt. 7 of us went to Stitcher’s Crossing and I’m sad to say I became the type of shopper that annoys me. You know, pulling out bolts at random and sticking them back in with reckless abandon. That aside, the 7 of us set about to pick out 9 fabrics.
Each person needed to cut Eighty One, 5” squares so that they could put them into piles of 9 so each swapper would get a stack. This meant everyone purchased 1-5/8ths yards. Here’s the Nine Luscious batiks that we started out with.
Now, really, since I pulled this whole Sudoku quilt swap concept out of my ass I was still taken aback when people asked…what next? I think I stared pretty blankly and went to Google.
Ohhhh yeah, thank you Google, that’s where I recently saw Sudoku Quilts…Moda.
Oh yeah, now what? My response was, “This just gives everybody a chance to be realllllly cre8tive.” I was met with BLANK STARES if you can believe it. I’m not quite sure why…shrug.
Meanwhile back at the ranch…
My friend Susie became enamored with Twister Quilts and since I go by the “Choose your own adventure” when you quilt philosophy I was thinking…what about a Sudoku Twister quilt???? Wouldn’t that look more interesting than Nine 9-patches?? Hmmmmmmmm????
Now, even though I came up with this brilliant idea I’ve never done a Sudoku game in my life. I tried…quite a few times in the last few weeks. But every time I got 1/2 way through, I accidentally hit the back button and cleared out my game. I’ve now decided to give up and just go looking for one with the answers already filled in.
Which I then translated into EQ.
So I put it together (Forgive the awful iPhone picture).
And then, I started chopping it back up using the Twister Tool method.. Isn’t this 4 patch block cute??
Here’s the finished but un-quilted product.
The coolest thing is that 5 of my 8 other Sudoku Swap buddies got to see it in person today and now I’m hoping they’re all excited about doing something with their charms!