Wednesday 13 June 2012

Pixel Quilts

For a while now I've been eying quilts that I will call Pixel Quilts. Most of them take old nintendo game characters and transform them into quilt form. This is done fairly easily with the 8-bit characters from our childhood since they are already pixel-y. Essentially what you do is cut out a bunch of colored squares and sew them together to make something cool. Each square is a pixel. It will probably be some time before I try one of these since I'm still not good at the exact patterns (see last post). Update on that one: not going as planned.

I just wanted to share a few of my favs. Apologies that I haven't figured out how to give credit for everyone's pics - I am not claiming these to be my own, don't worry (we all know I can't quilt like that).

Pixel Pusher, finished

Mario quilt, finished! Sleepy MegaMan


kirby quilt top


bloopers on a blanket

Pacman Quilt

This last one is a pattern by Carolina Patchworks (link to the right) who has all kinds of pixel quilt patterns including Donkey Kong and Mario. She also has a book coming out in September called "Pixel Play" which is entirely pixel quilts!! Can't wait!