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« on: December 04, 2009 11:29:43 PM »

I made this mini quilt for my partner Magadoo in the Mini Art Quilt Swap 2!  One of her themes was nintendo/Mario/Zelda and I finally decided on a controller. I used a pebbled looking pattern for the light gray and an animal print for the dark gray, and yummy yummy bamboo blend batting because I love it.  I forget the exact dimensions but it was something like 12 by 30 inches.



I had a little trouble piecing the D-pad since it needed to be outlined in gray and it took me a while to wrap my thick head around that! And it's not as proportional to the A and B buttons as I would like, but overall I think you can tell what it's supposed to be!



I embroidered "start," "select," "A," and "B" but it's kinda hard to see in the pics
 


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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2009 12:44:07 AM »

I love it.  I'd probably throw it on the floor, and try to step on it like it would work or something.
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2009 06:03:29 AM »

I love it.  I'd probably throw it on the floor, and try to step on it like it would work or something.

I actually pretended to be playing a game with it when my boyfriend got home.  Grin  It's pretty amazing!
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2009 09:00:26 AM »

There was a little article in a recent issue of either Nintendo Power or Game Informer (jeez I'm a nerd) that showed a guy that had made a SNES controller out of wood (hard because that controller is curved!) and he actually had wired it so that it would play!
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My sister would love this!
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2009 08:40:33 PM »


I actually pretended to be playing a game with it when my boyfriend got home.  Grin  It's pretty amazing!

Hahaha.  The look on his face must have been priceless.


There was a little article in a recent issue of either Nintendo Power or Game Informer (jeez I'm a nerd) that showed a guy that had made a SNES controller out of wood (hard because that controller is curved!) and he actually had wired it so that it would play!

Wow. That is NERDCORE.  The sanding to get those curves must have taken forever!

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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2009 12:15:03 PM »

I have to say this design really takes me back.  I keep thinking about that conductive thread/fabric they have out there would be so super cool to make a softee controller that works!  Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2009 06:19:38 PM »

That's great!  I like the printed fabric you chose for the middle bars too- it is very suited to those old controllers! 
I love creative retro-game stuff like this!
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