Oh, Portal!

Aperture Science Aperture Science

Aperture Science, a paper pieced quilt block. L – EQ7 version, R-my pieced block

For a brief period in April and May, my thirteen year old became my personal assistant. He was helpful with laundry, with taking out the trash, yardwork…you name it!

While he is genuinely a good kid,  like most people that have jobs, he did it for the money. You see, Portal 2
was on the horizon, and as I was eagerly informed, it was a Must Have Game.

He worked hard, earned his money, and now owns (and has beaten) Portal II.

When I started Fandom In Stitches, the first comment he made to me was how amazingly cool it would be to have Portal quilt blocks. Spoken like a true fan with a quilty mom! He helped me choose a few that I could work on, the first being Aperture Science.

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’ve transitioned from designing my patterns exclusively in Photoshop to using a combination of EQ7 and Photoshop. The advantage of this is being able to have sample images before I ever piece a block. It gives me a really good idea where a block is going and if I’m getting just what I want out of it.

Above, you can see the EQ version that I mocked up after drafting my pattern on the left and my actual pieced block on the right. Pretty cool, huh?

He loves the new block and has requested an Aperture Science pillowcase…perfect for dragging to sleep-overs with his video game loving friends!

For this pattern and more awesome free fandom patterns, visit Fandom In Stitches!

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