Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Super Mario Update! :)

Hello!  :)

I finally took a picture of the Mario quilt today. I couldn't get a really good pic of it but you get the idea. Please excuse all the loose threads.  ;)


And another view . . .


I really love it. Like I said yesterday I really want to add some borders to make it a little larger. I'm thinking 8" black borders on the left and right and 3" on the top and bottom. What do you think? Will it look okay with smaller borders on the top and bottom? I'd really like your opinion. I've decided to make the binding red. My boy loves red!  :)

I got a little frustrated today because I realized that I don't have enough fabric for the borders or the binding so I have to get more. I hate it when that happens. Guess Mr. Mario's gonna have to wait a little bit to get finished.  :(

My Official Mario Quilt Countdown
Blocks to make 12
Blocks completed 12
Blocks remaining 0
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1-1/2" Squares
Started with 3888
Used 3888
Remaining 0
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Sashing - DONE!  :)
Black Borders - not started
Spongebob Backing - not started
Basting - not started
Quilting - not started
Red Binding - not started

Until next time . . .


15 comments:

giddy99 said...

Amazing! It's wonderful!

Samantha said...

I love it! Great job with all those bitty squares. :D I often to wider borders on the sides and it always looks fine to me. :D

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love this!! Different size borders are just fin - use this method with panels to fill them out.

Noela said...

Your idea for the borders and binding sounds great. Should look lovely when finished. Hugs....

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

wow this looks fantastic. can't wait to see it once you have added the borders. hugs

Karen said...

Absolutely awesome!!!! So much love in that quilt!!!

CaroleM said...

It looks great! I don't think I would have the patience to tackle that one, but I love the end result!

Sheila said...

Cool quilt!!
I frequently make my borders different widths to make my quilt either longer or wider. People think that's the way it was supposed to look : )

Newbie Jen said...

Great Mario Blocks! They look fabulous! And thanks for linking up on Building Blocks Tuesday.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Oh darn! You have to go shopping for fabric. I wonder what other fabrics you will find, besides the border and binding fabrics. Not sure what I did with the backing/binding fabrics for some mini quilts. I may have to go shopping, too. If we must, we must ; )

Shannon Ownby said...

that is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time! whoop whoop!

Kat said...

This quilt is spectacular! So many tiny pieces and it looks so realistic! I love the idea of different size borders and I'm doing the same on a quilt I'm making. I need it longer (but not wider). I think as long as they are different enough in width to look intentional (not 4" and 5", which may just look like you mis-cut), I think it adds great interest to the quilt. Red will set it all off perfectly as the border, too.

Becca Acker said...

This is soooo cool! I was just thinking how handmade gifts are the best. :)

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Mrs Bishop said...

I love this! My hubby would die for it! Great job! Can't wait to see it finished!

Sarah Craig said...

Cool quilt, Cherise! Whoop whoop!!! And about the borders, I've done several quilts with different size borders on top and sides, and it looks fine when it's done.