Monday, January 20, 2014

Mario Cloud Completed

I'm finally finished with my Mario Cloud Quilt block!


For those of you that are new to my blog, this is my Mario 
quilt that I have been working on since October 2013.


For the third row, it will go: Cloud, Green Pipe, and Ghost.

Now...I will hopefully get done with the Green Pipe and Ghost 
very soon and I can send this off to get quilted professionally.  

Does anyone know any good online long-arm quilters that I can get in touch with?  
Unfortunately, the only shop here in my town is not very....friendly... is that the word I'm looking for?  ;)

-Brittany


13 comments:

  1. Hi, Brittany! I just started quilting in May 2013. I don't know any online long arm quilters BUT - have you thought about FMQing your quilt yourself? :) I started FMQ from my first quilt and now, 20 quilts later, it's not too bad (if I do say so myself LOL) I figured that those first quilts were going to have mistakes (some more than others!) so I didn't feel so bad quilting them myself. And, straight line quilting with your walking foot looks great! Just a thought... And I have been to several not so friendly shops.... I don't understand that!

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    1. Thank you for giving me the confidence that I need to try FMQ. I do not have a free motion foot for my machine yet (but I plan to get one, I just have to purchase a machine that it will work with), so I will try to straight line quilt it this go round on my current machine. And about the unfriendly shops, I just don't get it either. I was trying to give them business, but I guess that it was just not that important to them. O-well. :)

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  2. I agree, Brittany!!! You should totally consider quilting it yourself. Even if you are unsure about using free motion quilting. There are so many wonderful quilting techniques you could use a walking foot to perform. Your Mario quilt is coming together nicely! What a fun design! And game!

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    1. Hi Lorna,
      I will take that advice that you all have given me. I will try to quilt it myself rather than sending it away to someone else. Thank you for the kind comment about my Mario quilt. I love the design & the game is so fun! I am really looking forward to finishing it. :)

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  3. I love this quilt, can't wait to see it finished. I know you are new to quilting but if you could quilt this yourself ... practise on a couple of sandwiches first, doesn't have to be fancy because your quilt is fabby. Good luck and shame on that unfriendly shop :(

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    1. Thank you! I cannot wait to see it finished too. :) In total when I am finished, it will be 2,916 (2X2 inch) sqaures. Yikes! That is alot of little squares. ;)

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  4. All those tiny squares is a bit crazy - crazy good! Love the cloud :) Makes me want to play the game, it's been ages.

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    1. Thank you! At times, the little squares make me crazy. (haha) But it turns out looking so cute, it is well worth the crazy. I loved the game so much. When I am finished with this quilt I am probably going to have to bust out (and dust off) the old Super Nintendo....I hope it still works. ;)

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  5. Katie from Katie's quilting corner just started a quilt along with these Mario blocks, it might be a great way for you to connect with others AND finish your own quilt.

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  6. I agree with everyone else ! You should totally quilt this one yourself ! I have never sent any of mine out, and yes, alot of my earlier work was , very , interesting.. lets put it that way ! But I was so proud that I did them myself, and I love looking back at them now and being able to see just how much better I have gotten, It is a great confidence booster !

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  7. wow, that is fab!! As for a long armer - I don't know where you live. If you're in the UK I can help recommend someone.

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  8. Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Quilt it yourself as that's the best way to learn!

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  9. Hi Brittany! If you are still looking/thinking of sending your quilt out, I suggest Missouri Star Quilt Company (www.missouriquiltco.com) as they have the most amazing customer service I've experienced, and are reasonably priced. I love the idea of the Mario quilt, and hope to do one someday, I just have to get all these other projects off my plate first. Looks like yours is coming along great! Nice to meet you!
    ~Brandy
    pamperedpettit.blogspot.com

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