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Thread: Mario and Princess Peach

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    Senior Member JENNR8R's Avatar
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    Mario and Princess Peach

    My son requested quilts for my grandchildren from the Super Mario Brothers game that he played as a child. (These are definately for him since the grandchildren are only one and three years old!) I wasn't thrilled with the request, but ended up having alot of fun making them. He found 8-bit pictures on the internet, and I drafted them onto graph paper for the pattern.

    Mario is stitched in the ditched with 12 random FMQ spiderwebs. I used a medium-loft polyester, and it was hard not getting tucks where the intersections met.

    I got smarter with Princess Peach. I started in the middle and ditch quilted in a spiral going outward. That way there were no intersections to cross. I added FMQ curly hair and texture to her dress.

    This was my first try at free-motion quilting without marking the top first. Spiderwebs and curls aren't supposed to be perfect anyway, right?
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    These are great! The grand kids will love them!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    You are wonderfully clever. The quilts are simply adorable and even tho the children are young, they are going to enjoy them as will your son. Very impressive work.

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    Those are the best I've ever seen of those characters! You did a fantastic job!

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    Great job!! Your son will love them and in time so will the Grandkids!!

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    These are great, thanks for the idea of the graph paper.
    Jeanie

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    Wonderful work!!!!!

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    Both are really cute!!!

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    Great job!

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    WOW ! The kids will grow up to love them - if they can keep dad away from them LOL
    To keep your mind fresh- learn one new thing a day !

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