Instructables

Making a Minecraft Golden Apple Block

Featured
Picture of Making a Minecraft Golden Apple Block
In Minecraft, the Golden Apple is a rare object which can restore all health. With that as an analogy, a Golden Apple quilt block can be used to create a pillow covering (shown here) or a quilt for someone who is ailing.
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Tools and materials

You will need:
  • an enlarged printout of the Golden Apple (.pdf included below)
  • fabric for the apple (If you don't have it in scrap, buy the minimum cut you can—often a quarter yard. You can also use precut fat quarters.)
  • fabric for the pillow case (1-1/2 yards for this 20"X20 covering)
  • scissors
  • a sewing machine

Step 2: Diagramming the block

Picture of diagramming the block
This is how I diagrammed the block. You may find a way that makes more sense to you but basically, you will need to break it down into rows.

In this diagram, I have 6 rows. Each unit is 1/2" square. To add seam allowances of 1/4" on each side, 1/2" is added to the total measurement. Thus, a 4-unit piece would measure 1" square on the block but be cut at 1-1/2" square to include seam allowances.

One thing to note: the white "reflection" in the center of the apple is not necessarily the same as the background color, also white on paper, which surrounds the apple. In my case, I found a mottled green that looked a little like the Minecraft grass. Thus, all the pieces surrounding the apple would be cut in green.

Step 3: Sew row by row

Picture of sew row by row
row4complete.jpg
Here is an example of how Row 4 was cut and pieced. First, the pieces are cut out and laid according to the block diagram. Any pieces that are in 2 parts (such as the white top and golden bottom piece 3rd from left) will be sewn together, and then the strip is pieced.

Step 4: Complete the apple

Picture of complete the apple
When you have completed all 6 rows, sew them together to piece the apple. The block should measure 6-1/2" X 8".


BUDDER APPLE!!!!!
rchklirc2 years ago
Hi it's me again. Anywayz do you think it would be ok if I used appliqué instead?
Using double sided fusible. A sort of dry glue?
sylrig (author)  rchklirc2 years ago
I've never used it, but I don't see why that wouldn't work. Let me know if you try it--would certainly be a great option for someone without a sewing machine.
rchklirc2 years ago
This is BOMBTASTIC. YOU are Mr. Fantastic!!!!!!!!
rchklirc2 years ago
Did you use a lock stitch or a chain stitch?
lock=bobbin 2 thread
sylrig (author)  rchklirc2 years ago
This was a lockstitch on a standard sewing machine. You could also use a chain stitch, but would have to be careful with the seam allowances, as a chainstitch is wider. For accuracy, I would recommend a lockstitch.

I would love to see your pickaxe when it's finished. :)
rchklirc2 years ago
I am planning to make one with an iron pickaxe design
can u just use a needle and invisible thread??
sylrig (author)  applefanatic2 years ago
Absolutely. Sew with whatever you have at hand. :)
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME. I'm making one today. Do you have any other pillows you made?
sylrig (author)  young skipper3 years ago
Thanks! So far, this is the only pillow, but I think the process should be easy to translate. :)
Absolutely; you got any ideas.
sylrig (author)  young skipper3 years ago
That's great to hear. Have you seen this one?

Motion-Activated Attack Creeper
Yeah, it's a pretty awesome but I'm just starting out with arduino so it might be one of my projects pretty soon.
Do I have to go into a dungeon to get an apple? Will eating this restore my health to full? ;)

Great job!
sylrig (author)  TheTemptress3 years ago
I hope you can just put your head on it and get the same effect. I can't imagine what eating it will do. :D
Awsome!
amazing i was just coming on to look for minecraft stuff and i see this on the front page ^.^ i think this is my lucky day!
sylrig (author)  that random dude3 years ago
That's great to hear. Have you seen this one?

Motion-Activated Attack Creeper
farzadbayan3 years ago
Really fantastic !
Kaiven3 years ago
Awesome! I still haven't found any apples on my file x_x looks great!
DeanGPotts3 years ago
This is very good, ive been thinking of making something similar.
Pro

Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?

close

PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!