Monday, September 15, 2014

Mr. Rubik’s Cube

I’m not entirely sure what possessed me to use my limited sewing time to make a Rubik’s Cube. Perhaps it was the knowledge that the theme for this month’s Le Challenge is “era” and that a Rubik’s Cube points back to my childhood in the eighties. Perhaps it was mere procrastination: focusing on the cube prevented me from tackling more difficult projects on my to-do list. The real reason why I made a Rubik’s Cube? Because I can.


Halfway through my cube, I decided that it needed to be used in some practical way. Like a Rubik’s Cube paperweight. Or a soft, squishable Rubik’s Cube for the baby with an eighties-themed nursery. I decided on a Rubik’s Cube Christmas ornament for my husband. (You should have seen his expression what I revealed my plan to him.)

OK, back to more practical sewing! : )

Linking up to Le Challenge, Sew Cute Tuesday, Let’s Bee Social, and Needle and Thread Thursday ...

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26 comments:

  1. ummm, Awesome! But now I need pictures of all 6 sides to make sure its actually solveable and accurate. :D Very little known fact: my high school statistics class learned how to solve rubik's cubes then spent a week solving them, taking data, and analyzing it. I was the fastest. :D And my husband has been trying to solve a 5 x 5 for a few years now. We're very nerdy.

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    1. HA! Before I made it, it didn't occur to me to just sew a solved Rubik's Cube, so I copied the one we have at home -- which, I assure you, will never be solved! I did notice while piecing that I inverted one of the rows but couldn't be bothered to fix it. After all, who would notice? You, I guess!

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    2. Sarah, I just read your comment, and I have to say, that is one of the best party tricks I've ever heard! I would love to know how to solve a rubiks cube just once in my life!

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  2. So fun! It is going to look fabulous on your Christmas tree.

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  3. love this and a really cool interpretation of the theme! Was the last seam to complete the square difficult to do?

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  4. Very fun and so fun as a Christmas ornament.

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  5. Ahhh - I saw your Instagram on this Michelle and guessed right - that's really cool!

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  6. Love this, Michelle! It's just fun and fabulous! So cute!

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  7. This is so cool! I can think of loads of people who would love this on their Christmas tree! Very clever and well worth being "distracted" by!

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  8. That's ever so cute. I can't help but think how cool that idea would also be as a small zippered change purse.

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  9. Such a cool ornament! Well done for finishing it on time! And sharing on le challenge

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  10. You have undoubtedly grabbed every 80s child among us! Well done indeed!!! (technically, I was a child in the 70s, but I was still young in the 80s :)

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  11. I still got couple of my cubes on my bookshelf! Yours is fantastic!

    -Soma

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  12. This is so awesome in that "I want to make one too!" kind of way. Nice work!

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  13. That is such an awesome Xmas ornament! My husband would love it.

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  14. No question that the Rubik's Cube is an 80's icon! Yours looks fab!

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  15. As a child of the 80's just had to stop by and let ya know you made me SMILE!!! LOVE IT!

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  16. So awesome!! Brilliant idea to make it an ornament :)

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  17. I have to disagree, there is NOTHING more practical than a Rubik's Cube christmas decoration! I love it... I saw some used in a car, hanging from the rear view mirror instead of furry dice once.... hmmm, think I need some!

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  18. That brings back memories! It's such a practical item to have around!

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  19. I can so-o-o relate to that post. The urge to make these side projects on limited time to avoid working on other projects, the Rubik's cube (my kids are crazy about them - they think it's a new thing ha ha ha), and the need to make this a somewhat useful object... Great post! and fabulous ornament.

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