The section with the brown square, known as an Item Block, was first. Didn't look like much until I added the little black rivets or detail bits, per my 8 year old's instructions, but once that was added, it looked like what he wanted.
|just the Item Block (except I held it sideways, so the photo is sideways to make the quilt section right side up!)|
Next was the section with Mario's face. As just a set of blocks, it was a bit boring. I had my son pull up on-line images showing me the facial features we needed to add -- as this is a side view, we added one eye, his nose, his mustache, and half the white circle & half the red M on the hat. My son said we could skip the sideburns and ear.
|Mario's face, hat & one arm in a sky background -- the Before|
|Look! Mario has a face now! -- the After|
|joined the Item Block section to the Mario Face section|
Before I added the appliqued coins
|cut & glued in place, waiting to be sewn down|
I used a machine super-tight zig zag applique
|don't those coins look good floating there?!|