Saturday, November 19, 2011

Super.

Superhero Quilt
I have to admit, I felt a little...I don't know, sheepish?...about my superhero quilt after reading this post. But then I remembered that this is a "know your audience" type of quilt, and I'm pretty sure my audience is going to lose his 4-year-old mind when he opens this on Christmas morning.


Besides, this quilt has Optimus Flippin Prime! Most of these crazy fabrics have large-scale prints, so I let that dictate my design. I framed the prints in a skinny white sashing in hopes of giving it a comic book look.


Superhero Luke
I used Elizabeth's Billboard Quilt-Along instructions to make the letters for Luke's name.


I backed it in this Batman flannel from JoAnn's. I'm not sure what the official end-of-bolt policy is at JoAnn's, but I had to buy the end of two bolts (nearly 2 yards each) and the cashier gave me 50% off both. I'm not sure if she was supposed to, but I didn't complain! This is my first flannel-backed quilt, and I'm happy with the results. I did use batting, so it's going to be nice and cozy.

Superhero close
For quilting, I outlined the letters and then quilted double lines in the white sashing. I wanted to keep the flannel as soft as possible. I'm not normally a prewasher, but I did prewash all of these fabrics because I was concerned about the quality. (I bought most of them from Fabric.com. The Marvel prints sell out quickly!)

Okay, I need to hide this before Luke wakes up from his nap! I cannot wait to give this to him in a month.

25 comments:

Debbie said...

Knowing your audience is key and I don't think you need to be sheepish! Cannot wait to hear about your boy's reaction! Very fun.

Toni said...

I hope you get some great pictures of him opening it! Looks like a very fun quilt for your little guy and I think you did a fantastic job with such vibrant prints!

Linz said...

He IS going to lose his sweet little mind!! It's awesome!!!! Great job! Be sure to tell us about his reaction!

angela said...

That is the most perfect 4yr old quilt ever. And the comic book looks is great!

Marci Girl said...

What a great mom you are! It is darling and yes I think he will flip out too, to cute! JoAnn's end of bolt policy is weird, and every employee holds it up differently. But from what I understand if you want a yard and there is only 1.5 yards left on the bolt they will sell the rest to you at 50% off. But like I said, all employees do it differently, so lucky you!

Sana Saroti said...

Terrific quilt. I bet my husband would love this one, too ;-)
I love JoAnn's for their discounts and sales. I spotted a lovely Robert Kaufmann cherry print fabric once behind the lady at the cutting desk and asked her about it. She told me it was a miscut (a little more than a yard) and I ended up paying something like $3.50 (isn't that crazy?)

Rachel said...

Looking in the mirror...hmmm, I don't think I look like the target audience, yet I love it! Fantastic job!

Kristie said...

He's going to love it!!! Great job, you are right, you have to make it for the recipient, and your recipient is going to go crazy :)

The Bakers said...

This is awesome--my nephew is into all these characters and would be beyond excited if he opened this on Christmas. Nice work!

Elizabeth D. said...

Oh my gosh, Luke is going to go crazy over this!!!!!! So, so, so cool! I love how you put his name on it, too, he is going to think that is so awesome :)

Sarah Craig said...

I think you did an awesome job with this quilt - he's going to absolutely love it!!!! Heck, I love it - and I'm not even that fond of Marvel Comics!!!

Sarah said...

I think it's absolutely fab for a little boy, your lil man will adore it!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a cool quilt! You did a fantastic job on it. My older sons would love that quilt.

traceyjay said...

nice work Mama. :) I love how graphic it is... he's going to absolutely love it. We must have pictures. :)

felicity said...

I love the layout - perfectly comic book-like. And you are so right - Luke is going to love love it.

Bree said...

This is AWESOME!!! I love the layout you chose, it's a perfect comic book feel. Your little guy is going to absolutely love it, which is what counts.

Melanie said...

I love everything about this quilt especially the layout and that his name is on it! Genius!

Great job Mom!

Leah said...

I can't wait to see the video of him opening it! So cool!

Kirsten N said...

Such a perfect boys quilt!!!!

AnneMarie said...

My son would LOVE this!! I love how you tried to make it look comic-ish. It's perfect!

Shanley said...

He's going to love it!

Jules said...

umm, not gonna lie, my husband would love this!, he is a big marvel comic book lover! great quilt, please take a picture of his face on xmas morning!

kendascrafts said...

That is so flippin' awesome!!!! Your 4-year-old is a lucky boy!! I think I am jealous... :-)

seejanetri said...

That is awesome! My 4-year-old would lose his mind!

Brandy said...

do you have a pattern for this quilt?