Saturday, July 23, 2011

Scan Me Full Frontal



Possibly my naughtiest post title ever. Love it.

QR Code Quilt by Poppyprint

My guild held a summer sew-in today and I was able to complete the quilting and binding of my QR Code Quilt. I kept scanning it along the way to make sure the quilting stitches and the blue binding would not affect the scan-ability of the quilt. You can even scan this photo of the quilt with your smart phone and it works! Pretty cool. Thanks to my GO! Baby I was able to cut all of the 2" squares I used to construct this quilt in about 20 minutes (I did cheat; some longer strips were used wherever there were more than 5 squares of one colour in row. I'm not that obsessed with piecing!).

QR Code Quilt by Poppyprint

I quilted the entire quilt in a simple grid pattern using King Tut Superior white, 40 wt. 3-ply thread. The batting is bamboo/cotton blend. Check out the cheeky backing:

QR Code Quilt back

Perfect foil for a totally functional, mod quilt, don't cha think? That's a hunk of Alexander Henry's "Home Sewing is Easy" that I got on sale as a bolt end here last fall.

If you would like to make your own QR Code quilt, I've done a tute here. If you would like to WIN a GO!Baby, then enter your comment here before Thursday, July 28th.

QR Code Quilt by Poppyprint

Go ahead, scan it! You know you want to!

46 comments:

Uli said...

Just too cool....... and it does scan. :-)

quiltmom said...

It is a terrific quilt Krista- I love the funky geometry in it and am especially fond of the very fun back. I also like the bit of turquoise blue that you added for the binding. It makes it sing.
Thanks for sharing your lovely work.
Warmest regards,
Anna

rubyslipperz said...

Oh!! Wuddda title...YOU go girl!

This "code" quilt is really cool...my mind is taking off...seeing it in red and white...maybe black with large flowers where the white is...
k, gotta turn off theee ol hot air balloon brain!

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot

Pam said...

First I had to find the app for my phone - once a did that I scanned it and POW - it worked!! How fun was that!!

nicolette said...

A really cool quilt! Don’t know anything about the app’s but it looks great!

Kirsten N said...

Love this quilt- such a great idea!! And the backing fabrics is very cute too.

The AfterCraft said...

HILARIOUS.. super tech quilt geekery. Does it get better then this.

*SCAN*

nope.

Flying Blind... said...

OMG I got it to work on my new phone!!! WoooooooHoooooooooo!

WandaFish said...

Simply stunning - I love it!!

Terri said...

You are just way to AWESOME! This is really cool

Anja said...

Very cool!
It really works!

drmithome said...

I'll have to get my teenage daughter to scan it. The quilt is awesome and I love the back.

Katie B. said...

Dear Krista,

You are awesome.

Sincerely,
Katie

Amy said...

I wish I were hip enough to have a phone that scans so I could try, lol. Very cool Krista. I'm glad you were able to finish it up!

Elsa said...

It works! I had to scan it ~ it took me to the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild! Pretty cool if you ask me!

Berene said...

Totally awesome! Love the fabric choice for the back. Just trying to figure out how to scan it on my phone while reading this on my phone. Hmmm. :-D

What Comes Next? said...

Naughty indeed! Such a cool quilt Krista!

Lee said...

OMG! So cool!

Joy said...

I love it!! And I love the front/back contrast...great idea!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I can't decide which is my favorite part of this post: the title or the quilt. I can't decide so I'm calling it a draw! Now I'm off to scan the quilt...

Live a Colorful Life said...

Okay, so I just scanned it with my iPhone and up popped the VMQG! I'm super impressed with this quilt. Wow!

PinkGranny said...

Very cute...and I really kike that backing. Thanks for sharing about the thread too. I am still thinking way to long about which one to use on my projects. Some say clear others say neutral and !#!##!!

Devilish-ly cute post title! Makes me think of that Full Monty movie. I can see you are really having a lot of fun with your Go Baby!

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

Yay! It works ... I've been dying to do one of these ... I have my QR code all ready ...

Great tute. Thank you :)

Susanne said...

Just awesome!!!!

pinksuedeshoe said...

You are amazing. Seiroulsy. I love this whole thing!

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Wow, that is so cool! I love the idea for both the front and the back (and yes the title did make me giggle!)

felicity said...

I agree with Katie B. and everyone else. You? Are awesome.

meli B said...

Clever

Tammy Vasser said...

Perfect in every way, you naughty girl!

jacquie said...

scanned it...hilarious, clever, awesome!

Alice R. said...

I just love this quilt! I'm definitely going to have to make one AND I've got to load a scanner on my phone...

Dianne said...

Just what I needed to make my morning - a risque title and a very cool post followed lots of clever comments! VERY cool quilt!

Dianne said...

BTW I love your birdhouse!!!

Michele Pacey said...

you're such a techie! i don't even know what QR code means, but I love the design, and I've been seeing other crafters use the code in their crafts too. Going to have to get with the times I guess!

Sandi said...

I love it! I am sure my antique phone will not scan this so will have to get my daughter's assistance. Your accomplishments amaze me!
Sandi

Allison said...

Brilliant!

myredbike said...

This quilt is so awesome! It was great to see it at Maker Faire and to watch someone scan it with their phone and get taken to the VMQG site! My husband was very impressed and said, "Now that's modern quilting!"

Anna said...

totally amazing Krista! i looove it. :) and the backing - way cool.

Arita said...

I like the blue binding that u used; and of course the back is awesome.

Canadian Kristin said...

THAT is insanely awesome!!! Love the quilt-geekery of this!!!

Helen said...

Its amazing!!!! Love the backing! Did I miss your birthday? Surely not??! Going to cover my bases and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! x

Jackie said...

Okay, I love the quilt!! But I am bummed, my QR Code scanner on my phone won't scan it!! DARN!

Poppyprint said...

Hey all, since many people have asked how to get a code, just google "QR code generator" and several free sites will come up. You just enter the message, URL of a website or photo or video into the box and presto, a code will be generated that you can then save as an image!

Kristen said...

I have go to say this is one of the coolest quilts out there right now! Does the qr code work if you use solids or patterned fabrics that read dark? Does it have to be black only, like those number 2 pencil tests? Now that would make for an outrageously fun quilt along!!

Debbie said...

Wow. I had never heard of quilts like this till this week. Amazing - it's great! Love your blue binding.

Jerimi said...

Your QR quilt is the most creative idea ever! I love it. I downloaded a QR ap just for this. :P
Thanks so much for sharing. I hope you have a fantastic week.