Super Mario Brothers Quilt Along – Green Pipe 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 Green Pipe block, which you can find in the free quilt guide that you can download here.

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Ready? It’s Green Pipe time!

Mario QAL green pipe

The green pipe…a staple again in the Mario Landscape.  I remember using my Mario and Luigi and pressing that down button over each and every pipe because you never knew where it might take you.  Some special pipes were a portal to the other worlds, underground or even the dreaded water world or (horrors) the sky world!  But generally it was worth it to travel through the pipe to these other places for the riches you would gain.  The green pipe was also a host for enemies though…creepily crawling from the pipe and dropping off the edge or just peaking their heads from the pipe in regular intervals trying to catch you off your guard.

It’s Block #7 in our QAL and we are officially a decent way into the quilt.  I’ll admit that I’m still working on sewing last week’s block and this week’s, but I think working on two at a time is a more efficient use of my time.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Mario QAL green pipe

I kept the simple green pipe for the quilt, but I was HIGHLY tempted to switch over to the piranha plant with pipe block after seeing some pop up in the flickr group.  They are fabulous!  So take your pick.

Mario QAL green pipe
(sewing by stephanie)
Mario QAL green pipe
Mario: 3 Blocks
(Sarah. WV)
Mario QAL quilt
(Karen @ the recipe bunny)

(Okay seriously this whole quilt is amazing but I’m posting the pic so you can see her piranha plant pipe block.)

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

5 thoughts on “Super Mario Brothers Quilt Along – Green Pipe Block”

  1. I'm getting so far behind! (I knew before I started that I would, but I still wanted to get started.) Thanks for sharing the group photos, too — it's made me happy to see some of mine pop up with the others! 🙂

  2. I'm not doing the QAL (no time) but I'm really enjoying following along through your blog. Brings back so many memories of my son's first Nintendo and all the fun we had rescuing the princess. Thanks.

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