Week two of my Epic Gamer Quilt was very successful. I managed to complete seven blocks this week, a huge improvement over last week.
The first block I created this week was the logo for Borderlands. I was a pretty easy logo to design, but as I was making it the only thing I could think about was how much the color scheme reminded me of McDonalds, which made me want french fries.
The Space Invaders block was next, which I created from Alicia’s Designs. This pattern was pretty easy to follow, but I messed up the counting in the middle, making part of the pattern off-center. Naturally, I didn’t realize this until after the block was done.
Following that, came the Team Fortress 2 logo. This block definitely looked better on paper. I couldn’t find the proper colors for the logo, which doesn’t help things. Quite possibly I was subconsciously taking revenge on this logo since I have spent many nights alone because my fiancée is way too addicted to this game. Or it could be that anything orange and circular just looks too much like a pumpkin.
After the disaster of a pattern, I went back to working on ones that someone else had written. The Black Mage came from Alicia’s patterns. Pretty easy to make, and finally I had a use for multiple shades of yellow. If you look closely you can see that my attempt to hide the tails peaked through in the face giving him a nose. I’m thinking I may leave it like that.
Next was metroid, once again from Alicia’s patterns. After finishing this one I was concerned that it was too ugly but I was assured that it is not supposed to be too appealing to the eye. Of course, now that its finished I’m too distracted by how off-center the image is. It looked better on paper, but I wish I had noticed before starting so that I could shift it down and over.
After the complexity of the metorid block, I decided to switch to something simpler and worked on a Halo block. This was originally going to be a Halo-3 block, but getting the number to show up legibly was really difficult, so I left it at the original.
Now I’m eleven blocks into the blanket. I have to admit, I’m feeling pretty good about it! Stay tuned for more nerdy blocks!