Super Mario Brothers QAL – Turtle Shell Block

This is part of an ongoing series of posts for The Super Mario Brothers Quilt Along I’m hosting here on my blog. You can join in at any time! You will find the links to all steps here. Please share your makes on Instagram with #supermariobrosquilt. Also please feel free to join the Super Mario Brothers Quilt Along Flickr Group. This post reviews the Turtle Shell block, which you can find in the free quilt guide that you can download here.

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♪do do da do. Da do da do…do do da do do do da do do do♪

Ready? It’s Turtle Shell time!

Mario QAL turtle shell

Oh those pesky turtles. Sometimes the shells are conveniently empty and you can just use them as a weapon to destroy your opponents. But most often, the turtles are still walking around in these and you need to “bop” them down and then bounce them away. Oh wait…you have to make sure you don’t bounce one off of a green pipe and send it right back at yourself. I’ve done that more times than I care to admit.  Nothing more ridiculous than being taken out by a turtle shell you already hit. So these can be your friend and weapon but they are also a deadly opponent if you’re not careful.  But most certainly they are EVERYWHERE!

It’s Block #9 in our QAL and I’ve got this one all ready to go and be sewn. Along with finishing up a few of the previous blocks. I’m human…I get behind.  lol

Mario QAL turtle shell

I can’t wait to finish up the last three blocks and have a whole quilt worth of fabulous Marioness!

Mario QAL turtle shell

But before those last three come (mushrooms and the shy guy), I’ve got to catch up on my sewing for the last four blocks. I had two of them well in hand with motivation raring to go…and then I couldn’t thread my machine needle.  Never happened before and never happened since. I took it as a sign from God that I needed a break at that particular moment.

Mario QAL turtle shell

We’re getting close to the end. I really want everyone to be able to finish these as Christmas gifts if you need to.  I’m not going to tell you how many days out we are from that, but it’s quickly approaching! And if you are like me, you have bunches of other projects going too.  So take some time and throw together a couple million tiny squares for these blocks. I promise, they really do make you smile when you are finished with them.

Be sure to add your creations to the flickr group so we can all see how we are doing!

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