Playing with Superheroes and Medallions7:00:00 AM
My boy is turning 3 in November. I can't believe it. And with 3, comes his new big boy bed. Which means - he needs a quilt!
Ewan's New Superhero Quilt:
I've made him a couple of quilts over the last few years - both of them being super hero related. My husband is a comics scholar (so there was no way of getting around the whole super hero theme *cough* - I wanted a woodlands theme, for the record...)
His first quilt was a retro-looking Superman comic book cover pieced quilt I made for him before he was born - and he had his newborn photos taken on them -
|Ewan, 5 days old|
The second quilt I made for him was a simple panel quilt, backed with minky, which I quilted with a simple stipple -
Well, flash forward to 2016 and he's turning 3, and he's more super hero crazy than ever. Specifically, he's nuts about Marvel. Even more specifically, he's nuts about the Avengers.
(bu-bye dreams of having my boy's woodland themed bedroom - le sigh)
I've chosen to go with it. Run with it. Why not. It makes him happy!
And so, The Avengers Quilt was sketched and designed - and it was time for me to pull out the fusible and play with some applique. And I'm freaking excited at how it's turning out so far -
|POP QUIZ! Name the Hero associated with the symbol!|
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Medallion Quilt Progress:
I've also managed to put 2 more rows on my Medallion quilt for the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild Medallion Quilt Along:
I ended up putting a row of V and Co's* Ombre solid pink around the outside - I had 10"xWOF scrap left over from another prject that came in really handy - and I think it goes perfectly with the Kate Spain Canyon prints*. I love it.
One of my favorite things in the world is when I wing something and it turns out amazeballs. I really like how the fading works with the center medallion...
(pats self on back)
What have YOU been up to?