Tuesday, July 26, 2011

More QR Code Quilt Fun


After posting photos of Scan Me on flickr, it was soon invited to join a couple of fun groups. The first is QR Codes in the Wild which mostly consists of photographs of printed QR codes in magazines, newspapers, posters and playbills. The second is more up our collective alley: QR-3D which showcases QR Codes hand made by some very creative people. I think the group was started as some sort of contest in the UK, but I can't seem to find any details. Here is one fabulous quilt from that group, shared here with permission from it's talented maker Pippa Wardman.


Pippa created this unique QR Code quilt with a solid white background and fused fussy cut cupcakes. IT ACTUALLY WORKS!! I think this is super fun. Thanks for letting me share it, Pippa. For those of you without a smart phone, I can tell you that the code links to this blog (but if you've got an app, try it! Scanning is just too much fun!),

Check out the flickr group - there are some spectacular codes made from hundreds (maybe thousands!) of tiny french knots, several cross-stitched codes and even some knit gloves incorporating codes (although my iPhone couldn't scan the knitting).

Oh! Have you heard? The Modern Quilt Guild Blog has put out a call for submissions for a feature they will run this fall called "100 Days of Modern Quilts". You are encouraged to submit up to 3 quilts that you've made and consider to be examples of modern quilting, along with any tutorials that you have written, or that you would like to nominate from someone else in blogland. I've submitted "Scan Me" - let's see if they like it!

Still two days to enter my birthday giveaway for a GO! Baby fabric cutting system (including 3 dies of your choice) or some of my hand-printed poppy fabric here.

9 comments:

Tammy Vasser said...

Oh, be assured the Modern Quilt Guild Blog will be calling you about your QR Code quilt!

felicity said...

Cupcakes in a QR code. Briliant.

PinkGranny said...

Another intriguing quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Krista said...

very cool! I'm so behind the times, I'm finally downloading a QR Reader app for my iphone so I can scan your quilt (and this one) in!

I've had a question-- how the heck did VMQG even get their QR code?

Flying Blind... said...

Tee hee, this is great!

Amy said...

Sure they will like it! I was also wondering how you got the QR code in the first place but was hesitating to ask and look even more technologically out of it... but since the other Krista asked already, please tell me too!

myredbike said...

Good luck with the 100 Days of Modern Quilting submission - I think you've got a great chance!

twirlymama said...

I think the combination of quilting and computery-ing is very awesome, regardless of my incomprehension. Perhaps it one of those non-i-phone owning mysteries....... whatever it is, it's kinda brain stretching, isn't it? :D
I feel certain your quilt will more than qualify!!

Pippa Wardman said...

Thank you for all the lovely comments, it was a leap of faith to cut out all the cupcakes not knowing if it would scan in the end or not! I chose to make a whole cloth quilt because I decided there was no way I would create a pieced 29 by 29 quilt that was anything like square at the end!