While on a recent multi-family vacation, I showed the kiddos a picture of a pixel art quilt. I told them that if they designed a quilt for me, I would make it for them. They got right to work! I did put some requirements on it. Use a grid and color in the squares. Nothing more than 15 x 15 squares.
I put the designs together using a grid printed fusible interfacing. My kids really liked help laying out the fabric on the grid and following the design also.
Here is how they turned out:
Depending on how big you want it to turn out, you can make the squares smaller or bigger. For the heart quilt I cut out the squares at one inch, and the ladybug quilt ended up with 1 1/2 inch squares. Both ended up about the size of a doll quilt.
As I was sewing, I decided that this might be a fun Christmas gift for the kids or grandkids. They always love to see their creations come to life, just like we do!
Have fun quilting!