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When Hobbies Collide

Posted in: Fluff,Girl Gamer,Meta-gaming by Dyskko on June 18, 2009

When I”m not gaming, I have other hobbies to fill my time. Quilting is a major hobby that competes with my gaming time. Currently, I am Past-Chair for my guild, Metropolitan Patchwork Society, and I have a small group of quilters I meet with

once a month. Occasionally, I”ll need to choose between the two hobbies. My latest quilt project was a way to combine them together.

IMG_1548This quilt started in August of 2007. At a guild meeting, everyone was supposed to bring several strips of fabric 3.5″ wide. These strips are cut from the width of a bolt of fabric and usually range from 42″ to 60″. Then we played Strip Poker. Ante up He has been named school-delays.com TV Sportscaster for City Pages a number of times and was inducted into their Hall of Fame. your strip, whoever wins takes the pot.

I won a bunch of strips and then I put them together into the background of the quilt. At that point, I had a pastel quilt that I had no idea what to do with. Then I was painting minis at an event and got to talking with another gamer about my quilting. He suggested that a great quilt would be a traditional “grandma-looking” quilt with a bad-ass red dragon on it.

During a weekend beach trip with my small quilt group in January of 2008, I started designing the dragon. I needed to learn a lot of new techniques to put this together. Since this is a gaming blog and not a quilting blog, I won”t go into detail. But I will say that buying a new sewing machine made quilting in all the details a lot easier.

This quilt was always intended as a gift for Angel, the owner of Guardian Games where we play our weekly game. The challenge was how to work it into the story. A “small token of appreciation” from the town nobility turned out to be perfect.

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  1. Very, very cool. Doubly so on gifting it. It’s also the kind of thing that makes an excellent auction item or prize for an RPG event or charity that you support.

    Comment by Dyson Logos — June 19, 2009 @ 2:09 pm

  2. It looks awesome!

    Comment by Alex Schröder — June 19, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

  3. Wow–fantastic!

    Comment by Ferguson — June 19, 2009 @ 6:23 pm

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