Picture of Minecraft creeper pillow / cushion
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

Picture of 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)

parisusa2 years ago
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! :)
c3ralki1l3r2 years ago
aren't the eyes 2x2s?
lizzyastro (author)  c3ralki1l3r2 years ago
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
landerdie3 years ago
thath creeper is worng
but its nice
lizzyastro (author)  landerdie3 years ago
Out of interest why is it wrong?
h88643 years ago
lizzyastro (author)  h88643 years ago
it only works with s
3ddementor3 years ago
Great Idea
I love all the various patterns that create the creeper face, it makes look very antique, but still gives it a modern effect :)
Keep it up!!
ivanjacob3 years ago
Devrimm3 years ago
Lizzy !! Hi !!!
It is really sweet !! Like spring lol !!!
Thank you !!!
Greetings !!!
hi1113 years ago
Awesome I love Minecraft and this will make my room look sweet
lizzyastro (author)  hi1113 years ago
Thanks! I'm pleased you like it.
Awesome! I love how you did the quilting on the face. Really makes it stick out!
lizzyastro (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
Thank you, the aim was to use the quilting to make the eyes & mouth darker.