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Thread: Mario and Princess Peach

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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!
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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.
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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
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    Those are awesome. You are very creative.

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    Those are so cute. Great work.

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    those are priceless!!!!!!!!!!!
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    What a great mom you are! Your son will thoroughly enjoy the quilts and in turn so will the little ones. Great job on graphing them out and creating the designs. Thanks for sharing.
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    Wow, super job!!
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    That is great! Perfect for future gamers. LOL
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    Wow they came out great.
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    Fantastic job! You really nailed the characters.
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    Really cute!
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    kids would go crazy for them ,Really great. you are an artist joyce j

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    My grandson would love that Mario ! Omg, he gets so "overstimulated" when he plays Mario Kart, we must limit his time playing. I've never seen anything like it, silly boy !! Great Job, Love it !
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    Wow, what a blast from the past! You did a great job on these!

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    Oh how fun!! They are both wonderful!!!
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    MY DS (who's a big ol' grown up man nowdays) would give his eye teeth for either of these fabulous quilts! They're so,so neat! Lucky grandkids! Great job!
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    Really cute quilts!
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