Both my sons enjoy playing Minecraft, so I decided to make them each a quilted Minecraft Creeper Cushion.  As the game uses a very pixelated format the objects lend themselves to being pieced out of smaller squares of fabric.  I started with a screen shot that showed the face of a creeper very clearly and chose to use 2" finished squares, giving a finished face size of 16" and an overall cushion size of 22" square.

This instructable shows how to make a cushion cover using a no-zip method, by skipping the piecing and quilting the method could be used for any fabric.  The addition of borders and how to measure for them is also included.    After following this instructable a student should be able to make a plain or simple pieced cushion cover.  These are ideal as gifts and also great when you cannot find a store bought throw pillow or cushion to match your decor.

Step 1: Requirements

44 mixed mid to light green & grey 2 1/2" squares of fabric
8 black 2 1/2" squares of fabric
12 dark green 2 1/2" squares of fabric
black fabric for border
green fabric for binding

24" (60cm x 60cm) square of quilt batting / wadding
24" (60cm x 60cm) square of muslin (or ugly fabric or leftover fabric, but quilting weight or lighter to minimise bulk)
22" (56cm) pillow form / cushion pad

Ironing board
Sewing thread
Sewing machine
Rotary cutter, mat & ruler (not essential, but these tools make cutting accurate strips & squares much easier & faster)

Love it. My 8 year old is having a birthday soon and I am a quilter. Thank you!
Thanks so much! My bro is a serious crafter and now I know the perfect thing to make him for his birthday! :)
aren't the eyes 2x2s?
If you look closely at the screen shot the creeper's eyes are actually 1 black & 3 dark green, but I think my greens for the eyes and mouth were not quite dark enough, so all black squares there would have looked better.
i use a texture pack where the green is one green and the black is just straight black so the eyes im used to are 2x2 like these creepers: https://www.google.com/search?q=creeper&hl=en&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=amrBULilIYf1igK6kIDwCw&ved=0CG8QsAQ&biw=1920&bih=979
thath creeper is worng <br />but its nice
Out of interest why is it wrong?
it only works with s
Great Idea<br>I love all the various patterns that create the creeper face, it makes look very antique, but still gives it a modern effect :)<br>Keep it up!!
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Lizzy !! Hi !!! <br>It is really sweet !! Like spring lol !!!<br>Thank you !!!<br>Greetings !!!
Awesome I love Minecraft and this will make my room look sweet<br>
Thanks! I'm pleased you like it.
Awesome! I love how you did the quilting on the face. Really makes it stick out!
Thank you, the aim was to use the quilting to make the eyes &amp; mouth darker.

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