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Topic: Nintendo / Mario Quilt - My First Quilt  (Read 60055 times)
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« on: January 16, 2008 01:50:28 PM »

Inspired by all the Mario/Nintendo quilts and a big fan of the NES myself, I decided to  make one for myself. Originally, it was only going to be a couple different characters...and then a couple more...and then a couple more.  Finally when I decided to call it quits it was a good sixteen characters (each character was made up of 1.5" squares and then appliqud onto 2' x 2' squares of fabric).  Then I decided Bowser would be a nice focal point being twice the size of all the original Mario characters (except princess and maybe toad).  After all was said and done, this quilt turned out to be over 8' X 10' (including borders), so I decided to remove four of the characters (a cheep cheep  fish, a green shell, a coin, and a feather...from Super Mario World) to make it roughly 8' X 8'.  The backing is just a black, king-sized flat sheet.  I figure I'll turn the other four squares that I removed into 2' x 2' pillows.

I was planning on hanging it up on the wall in my apartment to display, but I don't know if I have a wall big enough. Plus from floor to ceiling the walls are only a little over 7 ft.  :c/
Anyway, here's my most prized possession spread out on the floor...even though it didn't all quite fit in the photo.

« Last Edit: May 05, 2009 10:54:54 AM by jungrrl - Reason: Made title more descriptive » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008 01:55:35 PM »

Wow that is amazing!!! Shocked

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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2008 01:57:05 PM »

 Grin OMG! That is so awesome! I love how it looks pixelated like the old nintendo games!!! I can't let my boys see it or I will be making 2 of these!!  Thanks for sharing!

« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008 01:58:45 PM »

This is awesome - the little preview pic made it look as if it was knit, with the pixellated nature of the picture.  It is amazingly well done.

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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2008 02:00:42 PM »

so incredible, so unbelievably awesome

im at a loss for words really

i would sleep with it, but thats just me... Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2008 02:01:10 PM »

I hit "This Rocks." Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2008 02:01:24 PM »

I have a totally nerdy boyfriend who will love this!  I way dig old skool mario from NES; you have up, down, forward, back and fireball.  Now he spins and slides and does tricks . . . way too much for me.  These pixels take me back!

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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2008 02:01:40 PM »

That is quite possibly the coolest quilt in creation!
Kudos to you!  I covet it. Cheesy
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2008 02:01:52 PM »

OMG... my little brother would love this haha!

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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2008 02:02:12 PM »

Wow, this is so awesome!  oh and *this rocks*
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