7.19.2010

Doot doo doo, doo doo doo doo

That was my rendition of the Super Mario Bros. theme song, which gets stuck in my head *all* the time.

And this doesn't help:




I finished this Saturday, just in time to take a shower and get to a wedding -- and this was the gift. I think the groom will love it -- the bride, not so much.

See those little tootsies at the bottom? Jaxon would not stay out of the picture.




I found the perfect polka dot for the back (so thrilling when I came across it), and I wrote the "label" in one of the white strips.




All boxed up and ready to go, I decided it needed something extra for the bride.




The first time Jaxon met the happy couple he kept running between them. Finally he stopped and exclaimed "You guys make a great bridge!" That's what the pillow says, along with a credit to I'm going to try to get a better photo today when I get to watch them open this!

The pattern for the Mario quilt is from Carolina Patchworks. It was really tedious to make, but worth it in the end.

Also, thanks for all your encouragement on the Heather Ross class. I couldn't find airfare cheaper than $600, and the total for the trip was going to be $1500, or $500 per day. So I am not going, but I have something just as exciting in the pipeline so I am trying not to dwell. And this rainbow popped up after I made the decision it wasn't going to happen, I like to think confirming my decision.




-- Post From My iPad

18 comments:

BaileyGirl5 said...

That quilt is amazing and it brings back such great memories. Can anything beat the original Super Mario?? I think NOT!!

John said...

So sad that I am not going to meet you in person. Well, not yet anyway! : )

Anne at Film and Thread said...

That pillow is fantastic! I love the saying. It will be a great wedding gift.

~Michelle~ said...

darn it...now I really wanna go fabric shopping so I can make my own Mario quilt! Those patterns are deffo @ the top of my pile :)

jessi said...

That is such a cool quilt! and pillow too! Handmade gifts are the best!

Harley Dee said...

LOVE the quilt. I'm planning to make my cousin (who used to stay up with me until 6am playing Mario) a quilt with all 1-up mushrooms.

Dee said...

if the bride wants it to come live somewhere else, I know three boys who would kill for it! lol

rainbows are signs or promises of better things to come!

peppermintpatcher said...

The quilt is incredible. I'm certain that everyone, even the bride, will be impressed!

Jackie said...

Many guys would love that quilt more than just about any other possession. It's an amazing quilt!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! What a LOT of work! That quilt is wonderful -- very lucky bride and groom. Love the pillow too -- it's always fun when there's a special link to a gift like that!

Rose said...

Your projects amaze me! These are such thoughtful gifts. The pillow is so sweet and pretty. Lucky bride and groom!

MJ said...

Great super Mario quilt! Well-done! The San Francisco bridge was interesting too!

The WoodLand School said...

I can't believe this quilt!!! Beth, it's the most amazing, incredible thing ever! I'd gush a bit more -- but for some reason I'm compelled to go turn on my Wii ;-)

Mama Bear said...

This quilt is great on so many levels! Thanks for the comment on flickr. I also have a blog http://mamabearmakes.blogspot.com/

Rinney said...

where oh where can i get the pattern?
if you would please oh please tell me at rinney333@gmail.com.

Rebekah said...

eek!! This is amazing! My husband would love a quilt like this!

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

1.) Thank you for getting that dang tune in my head again! It's always there, lingering, but it had been absent lately. Now it's back. haha.
2.) I saw a full rainbow recently, too! I am jealous that you were able to get the whole thing in the photo. I was not as lucky. Oh well! :)

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