This is another of my 2008 Xmas gifts that was finished for Xmas 2009 :)
My boyfriend's favorite video game growing up was Metroid. It got him into wanting to be a computer programmer, he runs a Metroid chatboard, etc etc.
So I took the original Nintendo (NES) cover art (I'm including a picture to show what I was making it match), got graph paper, and designed my quilt. Since it's NES, everything is pixelated, so it was all squares and rectangles.
The squares are 1", and the finished quilt was 5.5 ft x 6.5 ft, I think. Very big. And he was so excited when he opened it Xmas morning. He even picked out the fabric, but didn't know it, and there were various clues to its existence that he never picked up on, so I kept it a secret for 16 months which I'm really proud of :mrgreen: :mrgreen: