Monday, 22 July 2013

It’s-a me, Mario!


Mario cushion 2

What’s a mum to do when the kidlet is invited to a birthday party and there’s no time to track down a present? Why make one of course! A quick enquiry to the birthday boy’s mum to find out he was a big Super Mario fan.

Well how handy. I just happened to recall a pixellated Mario pattern floating around blogland. Found it right here at Cut to Pieces. Oh yeah and free.

I wasn’t up to all the pixellated pieces (1.5” squares) so I strip pieced Mario. It's not as rude as it sounds.

Mario in progress

Unfortunately my dodgy quilt maths led me astray and he ended up a little stretched out of shape. Above dodgy pic from IG as I didn’t take one with the camera during the making of Mario!

But I think he’s still recognisable as Mario and that’s the important thing. Quick enveloped closure on the back and this baby was done.

Mario cushion

It was approved by my kidlet and delivered at the party yesterday. I believe it was well received though it was a little hard to tell as a cushion can’t really compete with an on-going soccer match that was happening at the same time.

Now from Mario back to LEGO Star Wars. If anyone needs me, I’ll be paper piecing. Again.

17 comments:

  1. Oh that's so clever :-)))

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  2. So cute. Thanks for sharing the link also. My grandson is totally addicted to playing Mario. I can make him a pillow of Christmas.

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  3. your strip piecing comment totally made me giggle! love the pillow. A little boy's dream!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  4. Pretty cool! You are so funny. I guess you are into paper piecing as there is no math included, right? he he.

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  5. You are such a champ to put that together so quickly. A fab birthday gift.

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  6. Great cushion, it will still be loved well after the football game is long forgotten!

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  7. That is an amazing gift!! Lucky boy!!

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  8. Great cushion. I'm sure the birthday boy loves it.

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  9. It turned out fantastic Kristy! Love it!

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  10. You're right, it was not as rude as it sounded. Ha, ha! Love the pillow! Thanks for sharing. This is my next birthday project for a gift. Thank you! And your Star Wars blocks are great. My son is a big fan!
    Lorna:)
    http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com

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  11. You are hilarious!! I think the slight elongation helps him look more digitized! You are so smart to strip piece instead of all those itty bitty squares!!

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  12. Strip pieced Mario does sound a bit rude, haha. What a fun gift!

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  13. That's awesome!! Totally looks like him. Good thinking about strip piecing!

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  14. He looks alright to me! I'm still avoiding my Mario blocks! ;-)

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