Super Mario Brothers Quilt Along – Luigi 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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Ready? It’s Luigi time!

I’m partially through my block and you can see my progress…I opted to finish up that new quilt for Caitlyn (and yes it is done! pictures soon!) so I got a little behind on my schedule. But given that Luigi and Mario are the same except for the shirt and hat color, you will all get the point. πŸ˜‰ Although I need to check and see if I used the right green fabric. I think my instagramed photo might be throwing me off a bit here.


Mario QAL Luigi

And can I just say that I love the Flickr group and all the creativity over there. I jump up and down each time I see a new block pop up! (I’m channeling my inner Luigi…I always liked Luigi better because of the green…yes, I’m totally shallow like that)

Stephanie already finished her Mario AND Luigi blocks and she rather geniusly flipped Luigi to face the opposite direction as Mario. Love that.

Mario QAL Luigi

Mario QAL Luigi

I know that some people are talking about making one of the fellas a jumping version of himself as well for more variety. I love that idea too!

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


88 thoughts on “Super Mario Brothers Quilt Along – Luigi Block”

  1. I'll take that last option – love seeing cats on quilts, because I know no quilt is complete (at least not in my house!) until one of our kitties has napped on it. πŸ™‚

  2. I actually like all the options you've proposed! I love seeing the whole quilt and then to get some extra close-ups of fabrics, details, the binding.. I'm a sucker for cat pictures (can't have them near me any longer but won't give up looking at them longingly) but I like to see humans using them, too. As much as I enjoy glamour shots I love seeing things used.

    Lovely idea to set up help for the internationals. I'm not actually making a Mario quilt but would like to make a Mushroom pillow cover for my fiance after I've finished a Kirby one for my sis. Using a very thin fusible web atm.

  3. I love seeing quilts with really pretty background settings, I guess THAT is kind of shallow, because it has nothing to do with the quilt, but I'm a sucker for beautiful outdoor scenery. πŸ˜›

    PS The more cats the merrier! Lol

  4. For a quilt that I might want to make, the main thing I am interested in is seeing the WHOLE quilt. Pretty background or plain doesn't matter. I'm not a fan of the artsy shots where you only see a corner, or where the quilt is folded or bunched up, unless they are accompanied by a whole quilt shot.

  5. I like to see them hung on barns!! Or draped over a chair but so you can see quite a bit of it. Or hung on a wall above the couch πŸ™‚ GREAT giveaway – there aren't many giveaways for wadding or haberdashery or notions… THANKS πŸ™‚

  6. I like to see a quilt draped somehow. I mean, I also want to see a flat(ish) shot so I can see the whole quilt, but quilts look best draped over a chair or bench or something.

  7. I like to see a quilt hung or held up vertically so you can really see the whole effect. This would of course preclude the cat lying on it, but perhaps the cat could be sitting in front of it instead.

  8. SOOO funny about the cat! We are allergic to cats, so I have to admit I shutter a bit ;D
    My favorite way to see a quilt is with WAY too many pictures from every angle and zoomed in and out! I WANT IT ALL!!! ;D

  9. I like to see the whole quilt with a close up of one of the blocks.

    And usually my pictures has a cat sitting on mine since they think it needs to be held down. lol

  10. I prefer to see the whole quilt pictured with maybe an inset of a detail of the quilting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Woo-hoo! So excited about the coupon code. Thank you, thank you! I prefer to see a trio. I like the full image of the quilt, a close up to see the quilting (often that gives the quilt the overall charm and I need to decide if I'm up to the challenge), and an image in use so I get a feel for just how big it is. Thanks for asking!

  12. I definitely like to see a full image of a quilt, but I love the drapey/pretty atmosphere shots too.

    Thanks for the discount code! We need 12 yards for the quilt-along, right? So maybe we can discuss splitting up an extra bolt to get the 2 additional yards in the Flickr group?

  13. I like a whole shot … clothesline or fence is good and a few close-ups of the quilting, binding, etc. I'm a dog person so I love it when I see one in a shot. I know my dog troops all over the yard with them when I'm on a "quilt shoot" and invariably I end up with a nose or butt in a shot most of the time.

  14. I like to see the whole quilt to get a good view of it, it ia also good to see some close ups of sections too. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  15. I like being able to see the entire quilt. If there's a cat on it, all the better. πŸ™‚

    Thank you for the chance to win the Pellon, it sounds like it would be a great thing to have for quilts with lots of fussy little pieces!

  16. I like to just see the quilt… especially detailed shots. Thanks for the chance to win the stick and wash… im dying to try it… and since today is my birthday… hopefully I get some birthday luck working for me…