TableTop Season 4 Quilt – Episode 4: Tiny Epic Galaxies

Episode 4 of TableTop Season 4 featured Tiny Epic Galaxies, an area control and dice rolling game designed by Scott Almes. Guests included Mayim Bialik, Tim Schafer, and Andy Weir.

I’m going to be super honest and admit that even after watching this episode a half dozen times, I still don’t completely understand the game. I’d probably catch on if I was actually playing, but I don’t have any strong desire to ever play it.

But hey, not everyone loves every game they stumble upon, so no big, right? The episode was still entertaining. I loved / related to Mayim not being able to not straighten the cards. “I tried really hard to be like I don’t care, but I do.”

I decided to create the spaceship token used in the game for the block. I even had some space fabric left over from a previous project to use for the background! Woo!

Hey, remember in the Monarch Crown post that I mentioned the block size seemed off? Yea, well it happened again. I just barely squeaked out trimming down the block to finish at 10 inches without losing part of the ship to the seam allowance. This is very good because I didn’t have enough space fabric to redo the block.

After some investigating, I think I discovered the problem. There was a change in resolution between the file in which I designed the block and the file where I laid out the sections of the pattern for printing. If that’s NOT what the problem is, then I got nothing.

Regardless, the block works so I’m running with it.

What block will you see next? Whichever one I sew! Haha.

TableTop Season 4 Quilt – Episode 3: Monarch

Monarch was the game featured in episode 3 of TableTop season 4. (Did I mentioned the blocks are going to come out of order?)

Monarch is a set collecting game designed by Mary Flanagan with art by Kate Adams. It’s a really neat game, especially since all the characters in the game are women. It seems very easy to learn and quick to play.

Brea Grant, Ashley Clements, and Satine Phoenix were the guests for the game. All three have been in previously been guests on TableTop and they are some of my favorite players. (Satine Phoenix is super adorable / fun. “I like clothes!”)

I chose to create the crown for the Monarch block. Points are called crowns in this game. Also, the crown on the cover of the box was visually appealing to me.

When I sewed the block, it seemed like it came out slightly too big. I wasn’t sure why, but it trimmed down to 10 inches without a problem.

I’ll have to look into what happened with the pattern though as I tend to reuse files. It’s possible I’m going to have the same problem with other blocks. I may have accidentally included the seam allowance as part of the block and then added the seam allowance again or something silly.

Anyway, block is done and I don’t have to worry about the pattern too much since it’s just for my silly TableTop quilt.

What block is coming next?

You’ll never know!

Until I post it!

Update: Abandoning the Crazy Cat Quilt (for Charity!)

In January, I had thought I would use my somewhat large collection of cat-themed fabric to make some kind of crazy cat quilt. All different fabrics, different blocks, etc. It sounded fun.

But every time I take it out to work on it… I’m not having fun. I’m not sure why, but I’m not, which makes me not want to work on it.

So it’s time to call it. The Crazy Cat Quilt is dead.

But all is not lost! The blocks I’ve made are being made into minis for Comfort for Critters. Here are two tops I made so far.

I’ve got another 6 (non-cat-themed) minis that just need labels and binding. So maybe the next box I send out will have 12 quilts instead of 6.

Maybe some day I’ll try again making a Crazy Cat Quilt, but for now, I’m comfortable with diverting my energy towards charity.

WIP: The Farmer’s Wife (Has a Secret) – Halfway There!

I’ve completed another 10 blocks. That brings me to 57 of 111 complete, which is 51% of the way! Woohoo! Only 54 blocks to go.

This group includes (in alphabetical order): Birds in the Air, Cut Glass Dish, Friendship Block, Honeycomb, Maple Leaf, Mother’s Dream, Peace and Plenty, Periwinkle, Puss in the Corner, and Sawtooth.

Eternal Darkness Runes: Redgormor

It’s weird when you’ve drafted and sewn another pattern, and you want to show it to everyone, but you really don’t have much more to say than “here it is!”

Uh… Here it is! This is the second of the four “target” runes: Redgormor (Area).

Available free for your personal and non-profit use on Craftsy.

Maybe I’ll come up with something more interesting for the next one.

Eternal Darkness Runes: Magormor

The drafting bug has bitten, which is great because I’m cranking out the rune patterns.

Here is the first of the four “target” runes: Magormor (Item).

Available free for your personal and non-profit use on Craftsy.

The other target runes – Redgormor, Aretak, and Santak – are drafted and just need to be sewn. You’ll probably see them over the course of the week.

And I can’t wait to draft the remaining 5 runes!

Eternal Darkness Rune: Pargon

Hey, look who finally got around to drafting and sewing another rune!

Ok, it’s been drafted for a little while.

I drafted an unrelated pattern this weekend and was a little bummed out that I couldn’t test sew it yet. (I don’t have a printer.) And this pattern gave me the stink-eye for ignoring it for so long.

This is Pargon, the power rune. In Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, a basic spell is 3 runes – an alignment, a target, and an action.

To make the spell more powerful, the power rune can be added. A player can cast a spell spell using 3, 5, or 7 runes, so Pargon can be used up to 4 times.

Cast enough spells in a row and you hear the word “pargon” a lot during gameplay. It got stuck in my head often.

And yes, despite the game being years old, the word still occasionally gets stuck on repeat in my head. Actually, entire spells do, and I usually can’t even remember what I’m casting.

Antorbok – Pargon – Magormor – Pargon – Pargon – Xel’lotath – Pargon

Pretty sure I just powered up Oswin so now we can sew faster…

Anyway, that’s 5 runes drafted and sewn. Only 9 runes to go to have the whole set!

I’ve submitted this pattern to Fandom in Stitches, but it’s available on Craftsy right now for all of your (non-profit) Pargon rune needs!