This Christmas I'm taking the homemade route for as many gifts as possible, and for my five year old nephew I went with a blanket.
A Mario blanket!
Da-da-da-da-- wait, wrong game.
The little guy loves Spider-man and Mario just like his aunt (that'd be me!), so it was a real treat to put this quilt together for him. It's difficult to beat handmade gifts that are also functional, and who wouldn't want a warm blanket emblazoned with a pipe-jumping Italian?
I definitely want one.
I assembled it entirely from old t-shirts that I had saved up for various sewing projects. I wish I had had a darker color for his skin, but the clothes give away the basic idea of his 8-bit image. I've been meaning to make a Mario quilt for myself and I think this'll be the push that I need. If I didn't love my nephew so much I'd probably keep this for myself. Except it's tiny, so it really wouldn't do me any good.
Let's look at some brilliant geeky quilts from across the web and churn up some excitement and inspiration!
a fantastic array of characters. It's so vibrant and beautiful!
has the teeniest, tiniest squares I've ever seen. My mind is blown.
quilt is an obvious (and wonderful) choice that also takes a lot of planning. But
the red piece is in the wrong spot, whyyyyyyyyyyy?!
conglomeration that hits the classics as well as the underdog hits.
They're all amazing in their own way, and so straight and square! I'm a bit haphazard with my sewing, so my squares are always a bit crooked. Someday I'll make the quilt of my dreams and I'll be meticulous with it. Hopefully it'll look a lot like this:
Kuribo's Shoe has a very special place in my heart. Source
Who else out there does quilting? Have you done any geeky quilts before? If so then please post some photos!