I am finally able to share this finish, since I gifted the quilt last weekend to my friend, Carrie. She and her husband are big superhero fans, so as soon as Carrie told me she was expecting in October, I earmarked this fabric for the baby.
The fabric is Superhero by Illustration Ink for Robert Kaufman. My friend, Ramona, gave me a pile of it last year (thank you, Ramona!), so I was very
happy to finally have the chance to put it to use. I sashed it with leftover skinny strips (1.5″ strips).
I like to lay quilts out in Photoshop first, so here was my original layout. I didn’t do any exact measurements. Once I had the diagram finished, I just started cutting and sewing.
I’m still getting comfortable on my mid-arm machine, but I finally decided to try something other than a meander. I did a puffy cloud/windy swirl design over the entire quilt.
Part of the fabric collection is a panel (I had two of them). I used most of it on the front of the quilt, but I had two newspapers left over. I put one on the back of the quilt and cut my leftover fabric into strips. I want to make the other newspaper into something for Liam. He was very excited about the quilt and such a good sport when he found out it wasn’t for him, but for “Little Liam” (Which is what he has named the baby.).
The full back of the quilt.
I *think* it measures about 52″x 62″. I forgot to measure it! It’s just right for laying on the floor to play with the baby.
Congrats, Carrie and Steve!