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Thread: a whole bunch of WIPs/UFOs

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    My husband is kind of a video game nerd and he wanted a quilt of his own (that me and the dog couldn't steal). I decided to make him something with a Mario Bros. theme. I know that patterns exist for these sort of video game quilts, but I am terrible with patterns and figured I could just make something up myself.

    So I counted pixels and threw together a couple of giant blocks with Mario and the 1-up Mushroom. Now I just have to figure out what to do with the rest of the quilt...
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    The paths that they run around on?

    Neat that you figured out how to do that.

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    sew cute

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    Congratulations, you have to be soooooo excited~!!!!

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    that is so darn cute... have fun with the rest.. waiting to see the final quilt !

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    The paths that they run around on?

    Neat that you figured out how to do that.
    That's a good idea.

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    I've been practicing making some simple blocks using the tutorials/instructions on Quilter's Cache:
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    Here's a "Wild West" quilt top that I adapted from a tutorial I saw in a magazine (that I've since given to my mom - and of course I cannot remember which magazine it was at the moment). It's ready to be quilted.
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    Here's the my first ever attempt at quilting. It's really sad - lol. Lots of mistakes and I'm not going to even show you the back which shows the "quilting" (if you can call it that). It's made from vintage linens, so maybe that's why it turned out so bad...yeah - that's what I'm going with! ;)
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    Thanks everyone!

    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    The paths that they run around on?

    Neat that you figured out how to do that.
    I was thinking about that at first, but then after I made the mushroom, I realized it was way too big so it wasn't in the correct proportion. Maybe I'll just make up a couple more characters and make it four panels with the "bricks" from the game as sashing and borders. I do know I'm taking a little break on that one though!

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    You are doing awesome work already. I find it hard to choose between any of them as to a favorite. The video game one could be sold as a pattern. That one really strikes my fancy.

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    Lovin' the Mario Brothers!! :) Be sure to show us the completed quilt!

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    star power!!how about some of those little boxes that hide the mushrooms etc? or the flowers? Your Mario is great!

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    You must really be smart to be able to figure that out. I couldn't do that in a hundred years....good job.

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    *blush*

    Aw...thanks y'all!

    I think I just lucked out that the original Mario game was from the 80s. Everything then was made from squares - perfect for us quilters! I just had to count and add in for the seam allowance and make sure to sew the pieces together in the correct order.

    I have fabric in the colors needed for the bricks with the question mark on it that the mushrooms and stuff come out of and also for the flower power thing. I think I will do that!

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    What a great idea! Looking forward to seeing it complete! :thumbup:

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    Great quilts.

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    Very cool! Nice work!

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    Really Cool! My son just loved it.

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    Your projects look great!

    Since you already have Mario done, you can just reverse him and use green and make Luigi.

    You can make a border of smaller blocks with bricks or coin or question marks.
    I am sure you will think of something fun!

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    Love your quilts but I can't wait to see the Mario one done.

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    I like all your quilts, but the Mario Bros are my favorite!! You could make a Luigi and a Bowser...or one of the mushroom guys (Goomba's?) or a turtle... so fun!! Please post pics when you are done!! I like your idea of using the bricks for sashing/borders...that would really tie it together! :D

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    Awesome! If you go to ravelry.com (a knitting & yarn website) click on the tab for contest winners. A lady on there crocheted an entire Mario balnket for her husband. It is absolutely incredible - she made it up as she went along and crocheted the whole thing in lake two months. Might give you some ideas for other blocks too!

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    love your projects, thanks for sharing with us!

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    You are doing GREAT ! Bringing back memories :lol:

    Can you put Mario up and off from the mushroom, like he was jumping over it ?

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