21 quilts and knits inspired by Sudoku puzzlesWednesday, May 6, 2009
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Only 4 years went by since the great Sudoku boom of 2005 and by now almost everyone agrees these devilishly addictive number logic puzzles have made their mark on human culture. If you are a regular reader of conceptispuzzles.com articles and news you know that logic puzzles are far more than just a brain game. They are also a source of inspiration to endless of wonderful creations - from Sudoku pizza and Pic-a-Pix wood sculptures to car license plates and creative doodles to name a few. With 21 examples of quilts and knits below, Sudoku puzzles are undoubtedly an inspiration on handicraft and arts as well.
1. Sudoku quilt top by lavendercat
Keeping the referenced puzzle in front and the fabric pieces ordered correctly is obviously a very important factor with every Sudoku based handcraft. This is well exempled by this quilt top project.
"I did this Sudoku puzzle on my 65th birthday in Jersey, Channel Islands" says lavendercat who thought this should make it her pattern for this quilt. The completed piece is shown below.
Source and more: lavendercat
2. Sudoku quilting mom by dshaboy
Taken by David Shannon, also known as Dshalock the Libertarian Emperor of America, this photoset of his mom's quilting project is both an interesting look into the artist's kitchen and a heart-warming gesture to his his number one lady.
Other than having an avid Sudoku fan mom and being a talented photographer, Shannon also has some of his photos for sale at Blueside Photography .
3. Sudoku quilt top by thefinderofthings
There is a mistake here. Can you spot it?
Source and more: thefinderofthings
4. Sudoku mystery quilt by ktattershall
With additional white sashing to the outside edges: "I don't think I will add borders. I will sash in purple or blue."
Source and more: ktattershall
5. Pauline's Sudoku quilt by slredlich
6. Sudoku quilt by searchingfortreasures
7. Sudoku baby quilt by ThreadedExpressions
Source and more: ThreadedExpressions
8. Sudoku quilt in process by mikaiya
Source and more: mikaiya
9. Sudoku baby quilt by kittlecarle
The top and the bottom here are strips matching the baby's bumper. Materials are in that same set too.
10. 2 x Sudoku by helena_geitel
Source and more: helena_geitel
11. Sudoku quilt by sberrymum
"For my friend's 60th birthday and retirement from the library. 1/2 feather stitch in the outer border. Measures 49.5 inches square (126 cm)." Blogged at sberrymum
Source and more: sberrymum
12. Sudoku double nine patch comforter by qltrb
This comforter was made for the creator's sister Marty who is also a Sudoku fan and chose the nine fabrics for it:
"Those nine fabrics in the center medallion are placed just as the digits of a solved Sudoku puzzle would be placed, with each of the different fabrics representing the digits one through nine. This machine-pieced and tied comforter measures 98" X 106". While I didn't follow the published pattern exactly, (designed by Susan Maynard Arnold from Brookshier Design Studio) I was happy to have the Sudoku solution it provided; otherwise Marty would have had to solve that mathematical puzzle for me first!"
Source and more: qltrb
13. Sudoku quilt by holtgallery
Sudoku quilt used with scraps of Amy Butler fabrics.
Source and more: holtgallery
14. Origami Sudoku quilts by lisaellersf
Source and more: lisaellersf
15. Sudoku knit by Lesalicious
16. Sudoku knit by nuddpenney
Source and more: nuddpenney
17. Sudoku quilt by wackymoomin
"Quilt hand stenciled with Sudoku number and letter design. Every square hand quilted."
Source and more: wackymoomin
18. Sudoku quilt by hearge
"Here's the top of my first ever quilt!!! The pattern is 'It's Puzzling' from the Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine (Vol 17, No 2), based on a Sudoku puzzle. We all enjoy Sudoku in my family and I thought I could handle sewing strips and squares together :-) This took 2 weeks to sew up in January 2009. Now to find some batting, backing and binding and finish it!"
And here is the centre block of the Sudoku quilt: "I picked a feature floral and then chose 8 coordinating fabrics (all fat quarter size, cut into 6 inch squares) The sashing is black in 1 inch and 2 inch widths."
Source and more: hearge
19. Belleville quilt auction Sudoku by jvc_scout_mom
Pieced, Quilted and Donated by: Norma Zook. Size: 21 x 21. Below: cropped detail
Source and more: ilively
20. Sudoku quilt by quilts by quiltsbyelena
Made with Hoffman 1895 batiks during a Sudoku addictive phase: "now I am on to mahjongg but don't really want to make a quilt about it!"
Source and more: quiltsbyelena
21. Confetti Sudoku quilt by starryhomecrafts
Other than being a mother of three grown sons, a doll maker, a knitter, a crocheter, an embroiderer, a collector of craft supplies and running her own Etsy crafts shop Mary Pettit from Cicero, USA is also a talented quilter and a Sudoku fan.
Don't mistake the explosion of color in the above quilt by Pettit for anything random – it is based on a real Sudoku puzzle used as a reference. The confetti in the border is made of hand dyed fabric.
Source and more: starryhomecrafts
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