The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 124 - Mario Vine

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day 124 - Mario Vine

This design is also featured in the DVD Beginner Free Motion Quilting Fillers, as well as the ebook From Daisy to Paisley.

So let's get back on track today with a new free motion quilting design!

Here's a design based on the good old original Mario Brothers video game:

free motion quilting | Leah DayOn Monday, believe it or not, I managed to film almost the whole DVD in one single day. Josh helped me shoot the harder sections and so far it's looking awesome!

Thanks again to everyone who helped kick my butt back into gear! Now I'm just ready to get this thing done and let ya'll see it!

But it'll probably be another week at least so in the meantime, we can all chill out and learn how to stitch Mario Vine:

Inspiration - Yeah, I'll freely admit it - Hello, my name is Leah and I am a video game addict.

Well, really that's not very true now because I have very little time for video games (I'd rather be quilting!), but I can still sit down occasionally and kill some very pleasant hours with Mario, Luigi, Link, and Zelda.

This free motion design is inspired by the wonderful sprouting vine you can sometimes find in the original Mario brothers video game that takes you up to a magical world where pennies hang in the air and your ride on a bed of white fluffy clouds.

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. This design is fairly easy and requires only a little traveling. It's definitely a good design for learning how to form the same consistent shape over and over again.

Design Family - Edge to Edge. This design is worked from one edge of your quilting space to another so make sure to put it in the open, uncomplicated areas of your quilt.

Directional Texture - Two directions. This design looks great set vertically, but could also work horizontally over any quilting space.

Suggestions for Use - I think this would be a lovely design to use in the sashing of your quilt. You can set it either horizontal or vertical, depending on the look you're going for and it will easily fill this area with a simple, yet interesting shape.

Back of Mario Vine
free motion quilting | Leah Day
Feel free to use this free motion filler designs in your quilts,
and make sure to tell your friends where you learned it.

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Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day


  1. Oh yeah! Love the Mario Vine! Besides that it's a cool design for quilting, we are huge Mario fans here in my house. Seeing a quilting design named after him makes me happy :)


  2. Another super simple design - it's amazing how youhave all these ideas and get them transferred into stitches - I doodle a lot but how to simplify it into a working design FMQ is the question, always!

  3. I'm loving following your blog and this mario vine is so cute! I wish I would have seen it a few days ago when I was trying to decide what to do with a baby quilt I was finishing up! Oh well, next time I'll remember to check your blog before quilting!


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