Thursday, May 1, 2014

Super Mario Brothers Quilt Along & BOM - Block #2

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  1. Perhaps I'm just too new to quilting but could you please explain what FE and FS mean on the pattern?

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    1. FE = "fat eighth" or a 9" x 22" cut ... a fat quarter, cut in half
      FS = "fat sixteenth" or a 9" x 11" cut ... a fat eighth, cut in half

      Hope that helps!

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    2. That makes sense! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks so much Connie - appreciate the opportunity to share!

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  3. That is a super fun quilt! Yoshi is probably my favorite out of the bunch, too. :)

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  4. I should have never seen this because now I want to make one! I'm for sure never letting my boys know that there is such a quilt or I'd never hear the end of it! And all those squares! It looks great!

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    1. Thanks Jehnny - when I stop to think about all those tiny squares, I really do wonder what I was thinking ... but then my little guy runs by and tells me he loves it, and it's totally worth it. :) Happy sewing!

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  5. I am LOVING this quilt... and Yoshi is just fabulous.

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  6. These are just tooooo cute! What a fun quilt along. Will be fun to see this come together.

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    1. Thanks so much Paula - glad you stopped by!

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  7. Wow... That really looks like the quilt along that Angela Pingel from CutToPieces did last year.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Cherie. I've seen a number of fantastic pixel quilts based on Nintendo art out there, including Angela's awesome Mario project! While some of our blocks are similar to other quilts out in blogland - you couldn't really escape that with a Mario quilt - we've also added some new and different characters, and mixed up the sizes, shapes, and layouts of the blocks.

      I knew after making my Mario pillow in 2010 that using the fusible interfacing method was the only way to tackle a project like this and that someday I was going to have to make an entire quilt using some of my favorite characters.

      I loved drawing inspiration from some of my favorite Nintendo quilts and cross-stitch patterns to create my own version of a Mario quilt for my son, and hope that these the free tutorials I'm sharing will help inspire others to make their own quilts. Happy sewing!

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  8. Oh my gosh my brothers (and my husband) would love this quilt. Definitely going on my "to make" list!

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    1. Hooray! Truth be told, I think my husband is a little jealous that the finished quilt will live on our son's bed and not ours ... Happy sewing!

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  9. Ha! Love it! Isn't it great to have shortcuts to help us out? I've used the fusible grid before, and it really is darn handy.

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    1. It's lifesaving! I don't think this project would survive without it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. too cute! I think that pixel quilts are so neat!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  11. Those are some teeny tiny squares! Thanks for the tips on how you managed!

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  12. OH my goodness! This is fantastic!

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