Thursday, August 8, 2013

Halfway There...


I've been hunched over working on my Superhero Alphabet cross stitch project feverishly over the past few months and now I'm in the home stretch with only the lower halves of letters Y and Z left to go!  Once it's finally finished, the plan is to make it into a pillow - a very, ridiculously large pillow - to mail out for our new baby nephew's arrival next month!


When I pulled out the fabric that I bought months ago for the pillow backing, I saw just how big of a cut I bought - it ended up being two panels worth of Robert Kaufman's Illustration Ink Superhero print.  Enough to make something gorgeous to go along with the pillow - a cuddly blanket!


I cut away one complete panel and backed it in electric blue minkee.  Simple quilting around each of the superhero blocks and newspaper panel was a quick way to polish things up.


As a little personalized touch, I found a comic book font online and appliqued the baby's initials to the back using Wonder Under in the black Screen Print Dot.



This was so quick and easy to finish and I love it!  That cuddly minkee is just so soft and the perfect bright back to a fun comic print on the front.


Now to get that cross stitch finished so that I can churn out the pillow to mail out these sweet comic treats!  The clock is ticking!

13 comments:

  1. This is so cute! Your nephew will be envied by all the other baby boys around him. Nice job!

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  2. this is adorable! you are so super creative! and, btw, i received a BEAUTIFUL package yesterday and it made.my.day. no words!

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  3. This is so awesome. Can't wait to see pictures of the finished project!

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  4. Wow! that is a beautiful baby quilt. I love minky backs for baby quilts so much.

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  5. That cross stitch is beyond awesome. So so so cooool!!!!

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  6. Wow, that takes some dedication! It is looking awesome!

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  7. so cool. I love the cross stitch!

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  8. Stephanie, this is too cute! That's a great panel, but your applique initials really set it off. Minky for kids' quilts. I'm totally on board now. Good color choice for the back!

    (your cross stitch is really coming along too! Can't wait to see that pillow.)

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  9. Love it! Your cross stitch is beautiful...

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  10. Wow, the blanket looks amazing! Loving the use of the superhero font with the applique, it's a perfect match. Massive cushions make a great present fora new nniece/nephew too :D

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  11. Your quilt is awesome and amazing!

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  12. I think you have earned your super cape and mighty needle here! :)

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  13. I like that font that you used for the applique.

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