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?