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.
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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

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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

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

rchklirc3 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)  rchklirc3 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.
rchklirc3 years ago
This is BOMBTASTIC. YOU are Mr. Fantastic!!!!!!!!
rchklirc3 years ago
Did you use a lock stitch or a chain stitch?
lock=bobbin 2 thread
sylrig (author)  rchklirc3 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. :)
rchklirc3 years ago
I am planning to make one with an iron pickaxe design
can u just use a needle and invisible thread??
sylrig (author)  applefanatic4 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 skipper4 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 skipper4 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)  TheTemptress4 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
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 dude4 years ago
That's great to hear. Have you seen this one?

Motion-Activated Attack Creeper
farzadbayan4 years ago
Really fantastic !
Kaiven4 years ago
Awesome! I still haven't found any apples on my file x_x looks great!
DeanGPotts4 years ago
This is very good, ive been thinking of making something similar.