Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Blocks are Done!

Hello!  :)

Yes they are! They're ALL DONE!!!  :)  I finished the last three blocks today. Here's the Shy Guy Block . . .

And the Star Block . . .

And the LAST one . . . the Turtle Shell Block . . .

To say I was happy as I completed the last block is an understatement!!! That's a big load off of me. I thought they were going to take forever. Once I got going on them it wasn't that bad. The worst part was only being able to work on them while the boy was not home or sleeping. My goal was to have them finished before the 1st and I did it!  :)  Here's my updated countdown . . .

My Official Mario Quilt Countdown
Blocks to make 12
Blocks completed 12
Blocks remaining 0
1-1/2" Squares
Started with 3888
Used 3888
Remaining 0
Sashing - not started
Border - not started
Backing - not started
Basting - not started
Quilting - not started
Binding - not started

Yes I've added the rest of the process for the quilt. So as I may be pretty far along in the process I still have a ways to go. I'm planning on starting the sashing tonight after the boy goes to bed. He usually goes to his dad's house for the weekend but he'll be home this weekend so I won't have too much time to work on it then. I would really like to get this quilt behind me. Not because I'm not enjoying it because I am. Just because I won't worry about whether I'll get it done in time anymore.

My plans for this weekend are to decorate the house and tree for Christmas. I'm also hoping to get a chance to start quilting my Vintage Holiday quilt I made a couple of weeks ago too.

What are your plans for the weekend? I hope it's something fun!  :)

Until next time . . .


Lesley said...

Love your Vintage Ornament quilt! Simply beautiful. And a great idea for a Mario quilt...many years ago, when my son was much younger, Mario was a popular name in this house so your quilt is certainly going to be a popular one!

Connie said...

Congrats on getting all your Mario blocks done, this will be a neat quilt for your son! Your Vintage Ornament quilt is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
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Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Amazing, I'm doing a gamer room for my eldest 2 boys at the moment and I am so into gaming stuff, I may turn into a teenage boy - These blocks are just amazing!

Angela said...

That is going to be one amazing Mario quilt! My son would *love* it. Actually, me and hubby would love it too.

Andrea @ This Pug Life said...

I'm so glad you posted this on Lil Luna's link party. I've pinned the original tutorial. I've been wanting to try quilting and this just might be the project to make me do it.