I finished the binding on Elliot's Space Invaders Quilt this afternoon and Margaret and Lily were nice enough to climb up in Lily and Elliot's playhouse and hold it for me while I took pictures.
There are also some little bits of monochromatic print fabrics mixed in with each invader. I wasn't out to replicate what an actual Space Invaders game might look like, so the invaders are just placed on the background where I thought they would look nice.
It had been my original intention to piece the quilt top to look like the fabric (with solid rows of invaders all lined up) but, after completing a few rows, I found that the look was just overwhelming and way too busy. I'm a much bigger fan of this finished product with more negative space.
For the back I used more of the brighter Kona solids and I pieced letters with a little bit of the space invaders print in each one. While the color scheme and block shapes were inspired by that print, this is actually the only place I ended up using it.
Because the block design is based entirely on someone else's fabric, I'm not going to make a pattern. However, I think it would be very easy for you to design your own. I recommend getting your hands on some of Kyla May's fabric (it also comes in black and white, as seen in this block) and sitting down with some gridded paper to sketch out your blocks.
The blocks could be pieced like my Stamp Collection blocks, or like the blocks from the Tokyo Subway Map quilt-along. If you want to float the blocks in negative space, as I have, you might find this tutorial helpful.