I happened to be showing a friend at work some of the photos from my Superhero post a week ago and one of the other teachers came into my office and asked about it. It turns out that their class of 4 kids is moving up to the next age group this week and they were making each child a special goodbye basket of treats and asked if there was anyway that I might be able to create 2 boy and 2 girl cuddle quilts for them to include. A reason to use up some stash fabrics and spread around some quilty joy? You don't have to ask me twice!
Today I'll share the two boy quilts that I've churned out for them. Each of them finished at 24" x 35" - fairly small but perfect for cuddling up with! The first ought to look pretty familiar:
I was able to use up every scrap of the remaining Illustration Ink panel to create this one and fill in the blanks with some black sashing. It might just be me, but I think that if you didn't know what the original panel looked like, you'd never know what's missing!
It is backed in the same aqua minky that I used on my nephew's cuddle quilt and I did the initial applique with a little bit of black motorcycle fabric that was in my scrap basket. I used the same comic book font as well - it was just such a perfect fit the first time around! I did pretty simple straight line quilting around each of the boxes and ended up doing a machine stitched binding due to the quick turnaround time that I needed.
The second was a happy accident - even though this boy was initially slated for the superhero print, one of the teachers spotted the scraps of the Children at Play rocket fabrics and said that it would be perfect for him instead! Apparently this little guy loves shooting rockets with his dad.
I had just enough of both Sarah Jane prints to create the side panels and I combed my stash for coordinating fabrics to create the appliqued rocket for the center.
I actually drew a pretty close replica of the rockets on the fabric and blew it up to size to create my own little templates. Not bad!
This one got a true blue minky back with the Rocket Launch Club fabric for the initial applique. Simple quilting along each of the side panels, an echoing outline of the rocket, and a couple of stars in the negative space seemed to be just right.
Superheroes and rocket launches for the boys...any guesses on what's coming down the line for the girls?