Video Game Quilts

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Yay!  All patterns are in the shop for pre-order and will begin shipping early next week (May 3rd).

No. 039 — The City and The Castle

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The City and The Castle (both based on Final Fantasy)
The City measures 80” x 96” (twin size) and The Castle measures (70″ x 70″).

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No. 040 — The Ghosts and The Roadkill

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The Ghosts (based on Pacman)
Measures 64” x 53″.

The Roadkill (based on Frogger)
Measures 70” x 70”.

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No. 041 — The Robot and The Dungeon

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The Robot (based on Megaman)
Measures 65″‘ x 65″.

The Dungeon  (based on Gauntlet)
Measures 72” x 72”.

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Note about all patterns:
All patterns assume basic sewing and quilting knowledge. Yardage requirements can be found here.

In the month since the Video Game Quilt Patterns have been up, I’ve gotten a lot of “I wish there were one for ______ game.”  So this spot will serve as the ongoing suggestion box.  If there is enough interest in any particular game or size (lap, twin, queen, etc) I will consider adding it to the to-do list.

So, what are you interested in?

Oh sniff I love that picture.  They were so tiny…

No. 029 — The Plumber and The Monkey

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The Plumber (based on Super Mario Bros.)
In the decades since his first Sisyphian pursuit of a huge barrel-chucking gorilla, Mario’s legacy has built into mythic status. It was inevitable that some glorious day his epic battles with the infamous goombas and formidable (for turtles, at least) koopa troopas would be immortalized in that most ancient of media, the Quilt. Finished quilt measures 64″ x 64″ (162.5 x 162.5 cm).

The Monkey (based on Donkey Kong)
Donkey Kong! In a quilt! Want to snuggle with a big gorilla? Finished quilt measures 64″ x 64″ (162.5 x 162.5 cm).

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No. 030 — The Alien Hordes and The Racecars

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The Alien Hordes (based on Galaga)
Relive the action, the excitement. Gather a pocketful of quarters and head to your living room to relax under the 8-bit glory of the arcade classic Galaga brought back to Earth as a quilt. Travel in space and time without leaving your couch! This quilt is fully compatible with the XBox 360, Wii, PlayStation III, all high-definition televisions, most models of fireplace, and a wide variety of good books. Finished quilt measures 60″ x 60″ (152.4 x 152.4 cm).

The Racecars (based on Pole Position)
Recall the wind in your hair, the tang of smoking rubber on asphalt, the heat of your exploding Formula-1 racer as you wipe out again, and agin, and again against a billboard or into another car in this classic and hair-pullingly difficult archetype of the modern racing genre, Atari’s Pole Position. Not intended for use while driving. Finished quilt measures 65″ x 65″ (165 x 165 cm).

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No. 031 — The Hero and The Brother

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The Hero (based on The Legend of Zelda)
The Legend of Zelda may have introduced an entire generation to the joy of colorful worlds of monsters and heroes filled with melodies of bleeps and bloops, all contained in a little plastic box connected with wires to the TV. Bosses and Triforces, dungeons and new swords, secret doors and endless maps; these inspired fear and joy beyond anything a 256×224 set of pixels wavering on an ancient CRT had any right to do.  Octorok and Leever threaten Link amidst the rocky Overworld’s bushes and water, as a Darknut patrols in his Underworld dungeon. Finished quilt measures 64″ x 64″ (162.5 x 162.5 cm).

The Brother (based on Super Mario Bros.)
In the decades since his first Sisyphian pursuit of a huge barrel-chucking gorilla, Mario’s legacy has built into mythic status. It was inevitable that some glorious day his epic battles with the infamous goombas and formidable (for turtles, at least) koopa troopas would be immortalized in that most ancient of media, the Quilt.  In this smaller sibling of The Plumber quilt pattern, Mario finds a Fire Flower — and prepares to power up with fireball-flinging flower power! Finished quilt measures 40″ x 50″ (101 x 127 cm).

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No. 032 — The Invasion and The Hunt

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The Invasion (based on Space Invaders)
BOOP. Boop. boop. boop
Keew! Keew! (Shkee)
BOOP Boop boop boop
Keew! (Shkee) Keew! (Shkee)
BOOPBoopboopboop
Mweaa! Mweaa! Mweaa! Mweaa!
Keew! Keew! (Shkee)
Booboobooboop
sh-POOGGGGGH!!

GAME OVER
Play Again?

Finished quilt measures 50″ x 70″ (127 x 177.8 cm).

The Hunt (based on Duck Hunt)
There’s one! Shoot!  There’s one! Shoot! Finished quilt measures 65″ x 45″ (165 x 114 cm).

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Note about all patterns:
All patterns assume basic sewing and quilting knowledge. Yardage requirements can be found here.

Poor Sean.

He’s a victim of quilting.  My hobby has turned into a job which takes quite a bit of time.

This left Sean very sad.

So he turned elsewhere.

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(See?  It isn’t a mistress.  Phew!)

He joined up with his old college roommate and formed 7b5 Labs. (I came up with the name. Can I be the Creative Director now?)

Then they wrote an app.  Because you know, there’s an app for that.  And what there isn’t an app for, someone will write one eventually so there’ll be an app for that too.

Now Sean is very happy.

xPilot is now an iPhone app.

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I would link to the app itself but you can’t just look at the App Store in a browser window — you have to have iTunes.  And they don’t have iTunes for Linux so I can’t even look at it without going to the garage and digging through a pile of receipts in my purse to find my phone because, thanks to Bluetooth, I don’t even need my phone anymore to talk on it so it’s just buried in a mess.  If only I could get my e-mail to show up on the GPS screen… now that would be cool!  Wait, this is getting rant-y and way off topic…

(This is the link to the app in the store.  It just won’t work unless you have iTunes which, well, I don’t.  Hrumph.)

So run to your nearest Mac or Win computer (or your phone if you can find it) and play xPilot.  It’s pretty cool if I do say so myself.  I got to beta test it which was fun until it my motion sickness kicked in, but that’s not a knock against the game since my desk chair often makes me really sick.  This is probably why I stopped playing videogames around the NES Zelda and Mario era.  Everything since then makes me sick… along with my desk chair, curvy roads, airplanes, amusement park rides, elevators, the second floor of the Barnes & Noble at Triangle Town Center, the entire second floor of Southpoint Mall, the Catharpin Road bridge across 66 in Gainesville, VA… well, you get the point.

Why is this in the videogame section?  Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.  I told Sean I was going to make him an xPilot quilt.  I never got to it.  Poor Sean.  The videogame quilts are not dead.  I’m working on something very cool with them.  I just need more time in my days to do it.

Look! Donkey Kong! In a quilt! Want to snuggle with a big gorilla?

See more video game snuggles.

Yeah, the quilting took forever…

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