The first video game I ever played on a home console was at a friend’s house in third grade. She’d received an Atari 2600 for her birthday. Such a huge gift for one person was beyond my eight-year-old comprehension. My family was on a much different budget and something like that would have been, and eventually was, a gift for the whole family.
We played Pac-Man all night, eating up the dots of light and squealing when we got a Power Pellet. I remember too much sugar, too much caffeine and absolutely no sleep.
A couple of months back, I dreamed of Pac-Man (yes, I’m that geeky) and in the dream I was drawing the chomping-mouthed fellow.
Not just drawing though, designing…and turning him into a paper pieced pattern. Silly, probably, but it made me laugh, so I did it.
Pac-Man Paper Pieced Patterns
by Jennifer Ofenstein
click on each image for the pattern
with thanks to Shae, who made the sample blocks
I mentioned that I’m a geek, right?
Now, we can play Pac-Man for free online. The trademark music never fails to remind me of that first sugar-laden all-nighter my friends and I pulled sending a gold chomper around a maze and avoiding the ever present ghosts!
Find more awesome, fandom-themed patterns on my fandom Quilting website, Fandom In Stitches!