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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    7 years ago on Introduction

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


    7 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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 :)