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

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

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

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!!!!!
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?
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
applefanatic3 years ago
can u just use a needle and invisible thread??
sylrig (author)  applefanatic3 years ago
Absolutely. Sew with whatever you have at hand. :)
young skipper3 years ago
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. :)
3 years ago
Absolutely; you got any ideas.
sylrig (author)  young skipper3 years ago
That's great to hear. Have you seen this one?

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3 years ago
Yeah, it's a pretty awesome but I'm just starting out with arduino so it might be one of my projects pretty soon.
TheTemptress3 years ago
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
freakyqwerty3 years ago
Awsome!
that random dude3 years ago
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?

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