Tetsuo Quilt





Introduction: Tetsuo Quilt

A friend of mine asked if I could make him a Tetstuo quilt from the anime Akira.  It was a challenge, but I was up for it.

It was a lot harder than I thought.  Since I only had a small image of what he wanted on the quilt, I had to enlarge it to the correct size.  This can be done in any photo editing software.

I had to then buy the fabric I wanted to use, and cut it to match the image.  The best way to do this was to cut the large image into sections so that I could have a layering affect.  Then I had to tape it all back together again, like a puzzle, because I didn't feel like printing another large image of Tetsuo

So now that I have all the material cut and in place, I had to stitch it all together before sewing it on the quilt.  This took forever.

You probably noticed that this image has a lot of black-line detail... looks like it was hand-drawn.  To give the quilt this affect, I had to trace using a pencil all over Tetsuo so I could sew in this detail with black thread.

Once Tetsuo was all done, I sewed him to the quilt and quilted.


EDIT: I added a picture of the detail on the face.



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    As the proud owner of this quilt I can tell you it is awesome

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    Wow impressive work, the detail is amazing! As a fan of both the comics and the movie this quilt is spot on. Any plans to include the giant mutant arm he gets in the background?

    The original plan was to have Tetsuo with full mutant arm. But we couldn't find a decent photo I could copy for the quilt.

    Some day, I would love to try it again, with the arm :)