Pixel Pillows

After a weekend filled with action and adventure (mainly the James Bond kind…the movie kind, not the real life kind), I finally got some time to sew.

My project? Christmas gifts for my family. Will they like them? I hope so because it took all day to make this for my dad:

pacman ghost pillow

The ghost is 10.5”x10.5” and is made up of .75” strips of fabric (the camera is crooked, not the block). It will eventually be a pillow approximately 20” square. I need to make pacman and, if I have time, three more ghosts…red, pink and orange. I have the red and pink fabric but couldn’t find the right orange.

pacman ghost pillow

I think he’s pretty cute but those tiny pieces were hard to work with.

For my brother I’m making NES Super Mario pillows. I’ve already started the Goomba and have a few pieces cut out for Mario. I think I’ll also make the turtle but I can’t find the right green or orange (Mario’s face and hands are orange too so I hope I find something soon).

nes mario charts

I really hope I get faster at making these blocks. I have at least five to make by Dec 18, preferably seven. Yikes!


  1. Gah. I typed a long comment and it was eaten up by the internet. Suffice to say - I love your pillows! I love your quilt fabrics! I love your bookmarks!

  2. Dang! I hate when that happens! Anyway, I'm so happy you found me! And thanks! I like having this blog because I can blab about crafts and such and hopefully everyone who reads it is interested, unlike my lj.

    I'm not sure if you saw the note I posted on that bookmark picture...the book is The Three Musketeers and is opened to my favorite chapter: The Wife of Athos. It's the one where D'Artagnan finds Athos locked up in the basement of the hostelry, drunk and shooting everyone who tries to open the door. Hilarious!


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