I'm going to dedicate this post to my friend Lance, who really helped me out in a computer-related jam.
To thank Lance, I offered to make him a quilt. He had the idea to do a pixelated quilt. We chose Mario, since that's his favorite game. The 'vintage' Mario game. Hmmph. I remember that game when I was a kid. Vintage....
Anyhoo, this is what I came up with. If you'd like to make your own, finished block size is 4.5". There are many pixelated images online- find your favorite muse! Just print it out, work out your block size to fit the finished size you have in mind, and go to town. I used all Kona solids for this quilt. The golden buttons are Clothworks wonderful Kinkame Shades in yellow to gold. (Love that stuff!)
If you make one, get prepared for requests, offers for favors, etc. My son has offered to wash my car for a year if I make him one. I may take him up on that :)
So Lance, I hope you enjoy your quilt, and thank you, thank you!!